The Lying Carpet

By David Lucas; David Lucas (Illustrator)
Andersen Press (UK), Hardcover, 9781842704417, 77pp.

Publication Date: November 11, 2008

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Description
From the author of the acclaimed" Halibut Jackson" comesa mold-breaking philosophical fairy tale for all ages. Part graphic novel, it is bound in cloth with foil stamping an extraordinary gift book to treasureImagine a disused living room in a grand house. In it is a tiger rug and a statue of a little girl. But is the tiger a real tiger, a fake, or a magical carpet? Is the little girl real but bewitched, or just a stone statue, and will she ever come to life? By turns comical and lugubrious, the tiger gives the little girl plenty of versions of the truth, but how will she decide what is true and will she be able to break free? A parable about outgrowing childhood and becoming what you want to be, this is a book for anyone who has ever felt "stuck" in their circumstances.



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Praise For The Lying Carpet

"An exquisite and provoking contemplation of truth, hope, dreams and the power of stories."
The Daily Telegraph
 
"Reading The Lying Carpet, is a dreamy experience -- the language is lovely; the free verse has an offbeat rhythm; the illustrations are breathtaking."
New York Times

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