Nation (Pratchett, Terry)

Finding himself alone on a desert island when everything and everyone he knows and loved has been washed away in a huge storm, Mau is the last surviving member of his nation. He's also completely alone - or so he thinks until he finds the ghost girl. She has no toes, wears strange lacy trousers like the grandfather bird and gives him a stick which can make fire. Daphne, sole survivor of the wreck of the Sweet Judy, almost immediately regrets trying to shoot the native boy. Thank goodness the powder was wet and the gun only produced a spark. She's certain her father, distant cousin of the Royal family, will come and rescue her but it seems, for now, all she has for company is the boy and the foul-mouthed ship's parrot. As it happens, they are not alone for long.Other survivors start to arrive to take refuge on the island they all call the Nation and then raiders accompanied by murderous mutineers from the Sweet Judy. Together, Mau and Daphne discover some remarkable things - including how to milk a pig and why spitting in beer is a good thing - and start to forge a new Nation. As can be expected from Terry Pratchett, the master story-teller, this new children's novel is both witty and wise, encompassing themes of death and nationhood, while being extremely funny. Mau's ancestors have something to teach us all. Mau just wishes they would shut up about it and let him get on with saving everyone's lives!

Udgivet af Corgi Books 

Terry Pratchett
Engelsk forfatter som er kendt og elsket for sine "Discworld" bøger som der nu er kommet næsten 40 af. Det hele startede med bogen "The Colour of Magic" som udkom I 1983, om en klodset troldmand ved navn Rincewind. 3 år senere udkom fortsættelsen og siden har Pratchett ikke fået nogen nattesøvn fordi sultne fans sad og ventede på hans næste bog. Det stadigt voksende person galleri består blandt andet af heksen Granny Weatherwax, kufferten Luggage, døden DEATH, og vagten Vimes. Der er blevet lavet en del skuespil baseret på Pratchett's bøger og der er også blevet lavet tegnefilmsudgaver af to af dem.

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