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Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their lives.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Young adult fiction, English
Alternative histories (Fiction), English
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Adventure fiction
Humorous fiction
Science fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 9780061433023 0061433020 9780061433016 0061433012 9780061709135 0061709131 9780061433030 0061433039 9780385613705 0385613709 9780329708832 032970883X
OCLC Number: 191931633
Notes: Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2009.
Awards: Odyssey Honor, 2009.
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2009.
Target Audience: 790
Description: 367 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: How Imo made the world --
the plague --
The new world --
Calenture --
Bargains, covenants, and promises --
The milk that happens --
A star is born --
Diving for gods --
It takes a lifetime to learn how to die --
Rolling the stone --
Believing is seeing --
Crimes and punishments --
Cannon and politics --
Truce --
Duel --
The world turned upside down --
Today --
Author's note.
Responsibility: Terry Pratchett.
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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  Read more...

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"Thought-provoking as well as fun, this is Pratchett at his most philosophical, with characters and situations sprung from ideas and games with language. And it celebrates the joy of the moment." -- Read more...

 
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Nation by Terry Pratchett

by mateusz01 (WorldCat user published 2010-10-20) Very Good Permalink

Terry Pratchett is one of those authors who are so good that I will read anything that he has written. He is always funny, sometimes sad, and exuberantly intelligent throughout. His stories have serious things in them--religion, for instance, or death, or the misunderstanding of foreign culture--but...
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