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Nation

(2008)
A novel by

 
Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book (nominee)
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction (nominee)
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 alone - or so he thinks until he finds the ghost girl. She has no toes, wears strange lacy trousers like the grandfather bird and gives him a stick which can make fire. Daphne, sole survivor of the wreck of the Sweet Judy, almost immediately regrets trying to shoot the native boy. Thank goodness the powder was wet and the gun only produced a spark. She's certain her father, distant cousin of the Royal family, will come and rescue her but it seems, for now, all she has for company is the boy and the foul-mouthed ship's parrot. As it happens, they are not alone for long.Other survivors start to arrive to take refuge on the island they all call the Nation and then raiders accompanied by murderous mutineers from the Sweet Judy. Together, Mau and Daphne discover some remarkable things - including how to milk a pig and why spitting in beer is a good thing - and start to forge a new Nation.

As can be expected from Terry Pratchett, the master story-teller, this new children's novel is both witty and wise, encompassing themes of death and nationhood, while being extremely funny. Mau's ancestors have something to teach us all. Mau just wishes they would shut up about it and let him get on with saving everyone's lives!

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Nation (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-606-12236-2 / 978-0-606-12236-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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July 2009 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-7531-8432-X / 978-0-7531-8432-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Nation Black
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-385-61636-8 / 978-0-385-61636-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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September 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-06-143302-0 / 978-0-06-143302-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2008 : USA Roughcut
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-06-143301-2 / 978-0-06-143301-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-385-61370-9 / 978-0-385-61370-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday UK
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-552-16237-X / 978-0-552-16237-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-7531-8433-8 / 978-0-7531-8433-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-552-55779-X / 978-0-552-55779-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-06-143303-9 / 978-0-06-143303-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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September 2009 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-552-55780-3 / 978-0-552-55780-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-385-61371-7 / 978-0-385-61371-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday UK
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October 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-06-170913-1 / 978-0-06-170913-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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Audio Editions

June 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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June 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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January 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-7531-4091-8 / 978-0-7531-4091-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-7531-4092-6 / 978-0-7531-4092-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2009 : UK MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-7531-4144-2 / 978-0-7531-4144-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2008 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 1-84657-694-6 / 978-1-84657-694-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: RHCP Audio
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September 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Nation CD
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0-06-165821-9 / 978-0-06-165821-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperFestival
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon   

September 2008 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: RHCP Digital
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September 2008 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Nation
Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Publisher: HarperCollins
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