Diggers The Second Book of the Nomes by Terry Pratchett
  

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Terry Pratchett does it again, the second book in the Bromeliad Trilogy or ‘Book of the Nomes’ is another confection of delight, wit and fantastical storytelling. Terry Pratchett really needs no introduction, each of his books have been little or large masterpieces in their own right. In Diggers the Nomes split up and this book concentrates on the Nomes that stay at home, Grimma and Dorcas attempt to keep marauding humans at bay, while they try to make the rest of the Nomes see sense. As with the first book, the beginning of each chapter heralds quotations from the Nomes Book of Nome, these are little creations of joy and in a few words explain what is to come in the following chapter, in pure Nomish style. Diggers sees Nomes with attitude, Nomes with bite, so tuck yourself in and enter a world occupied by four inch high Nomes in full on survival mode - it’s an absolute cracker of a read. ~ Liz Robinson

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Diggers The Second Book of the Nomes by Terry Pratchett

This is the story of Jekub, the Dragon in the Hill with great big teeth and a great loud voice. (Well, that's according to the nomes, but they are only four inches tall.) When humans threaten their new home in the quarry, the natural thing would be to run and hide. But the nomes have got the wild idea that they should fight back. After all, everyone knows that nomes are faster and smarter than humans, and now they have a secret weapon...This is the fantastically funny second book of the nomes, from the author of the bestselling Discworld series.


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'Slapstick romp laced with some sharp, satirical barbs' Publishers Weekly

'A well-written comic fantasy that blends an off-beat but believable plot with strong but quirky characters, lots of entertaining adventures and a liberal dose of humour ... Highly recommended' The School Librarian

About the Author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015) was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He had his first story published when he was just thirteen, and after leaving school at seventeen to become a journalist he continued writing, publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and going on to produce the phenomenally successful Discworld and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

Terry Pratchett as well as numerous other books, winning many awards and becoming the UK’s bestselling author. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

He died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about his life and work at www.terrypratchettbooks.com

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Paperback
256 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Terry Pratchett
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Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

31st December 2015

ISBN

9780552573344

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