The Lying Carpet
By David Lucas
(Andersen Press, Hardcover, 9781842704417, 96pp.)
Publication Date: November 11, 2008
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Imagine a typical living room in a large house. It has a tiger rug on the floor, a statue of a little girl on the window sill, and an armchair. And they talk. The tiger cannot see anything except the base-board because he is lying on the floor, and the chair can only look at the opposite wall. And then the statue comes to life. The conversation that ensues is highly individual!
David Lucas studied illustration at the Royal College of Art. His books have been translated into seven languages.
"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