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The Bromeliad Trilogy: Truckers, Diggers, and Wings (1990)

by Terry Pratchett

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Simply wonderful. Part philosophy, part social science, part religious fable--and all that without losing its clever sense of humor, its human heart, or its pacing as an adventure. Along with Harry Potter, this is surely one of the very best children's series for adult readers. ( )
  TheBentley | May 9, 2014 |
Of all of Pratchett's work, these are the ones that would translate best into film format, I feel. My fantasy is that Andrew Stanton of Pixar would do the trilogy, in three films. There is so much in these books about tolerance, acceptance, struggling against overwhelming odds, and even love (ack!) that kids today really need to hear. And frankly, the ending was absolutely pitch perfect. ( )
  bradgers | Feb 6, 2014 |
Read the first two but gave up before the last, iirc. ( )
  angevon | Apr 1, 2013 |
From the author of the discworld series comes a book on nomes. Nomes are about 4 inch tall and are convinced that the entire world is just one department store in the tiny village of Blackburry. Imagine their surprise at being accosted by a person coming from the outside claiming the world is going to end!

This is a tale in three books about how tiny people can be really big persons (sometimes) ( )
  IAmAndyPieters | Oct 9, 2012 |
i thought this was a delightful trilogy, for any age. i loved those silly gnomes, i found myself caught up in their world and their plight. a really easy breezy read. ( )
  Sativa | Oct 19, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060094931, Hardcover)

In a world whose seasons are defined by Christmas sales and Spring Fashions, hundreds of tiny nomes live in the corners and crannies of a human-run department store. They have made their homes beneath the floorboards for generations and no longer remember -- or even believe in -- life beyond the Store walls.

Until the day a small band of nomes arrives at the Store from the Outside. Led by a young nome named Masklin, the Outsiders carry a mysterious black box (called the Thing), and they deliver devastating news: In twenty-one days, the Store will be destroyed.

Now all the nomes must learn to work together, and they must learn to think -- and to think BIG.

Part satire, part parable, and part adventure story par excellence, master storyteller Terry Pratchett’s engaging trilogy traces the nomes’ flight and search for safety, a search that leads them to discover their own astonishing origins and takes them beyond their wildest dreams.

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After generations of existing in the human-sized world, a group of four-inch-high nomes discover their true nature and origin, with the help of a black square called the Thing.

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