The Lying Carpet

The Lying Carpet

Book - 2008
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From the author of the acclaimed Halibut Jackson comes a mold-breaking philosophical fairy tale for all ages. Part graphic novel, it is bound in cloth with foil stamping--an extraordinary gift book to treasure Imagine 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.
Publisher: London : Andersen Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9781842704417
Branch Call Number: J LUC
Characteristics: 77 p. : ill.


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Ms_Gaye May 08, 2015

In this intriguing story, Faith must decide if the tiger carpet is telling true stories or not. The book contains delightful illustrations, while the audio version adds a dimension of depth - experience both versions for full enjoyment.

raydat51 Dec 31, 2012

A magical book, profound and many levels beneath a veneer of simplicity. Beautiful, magical and emotional, will offer something in different ways to anyone who reads it. My son was entranced, I was as well. The finest writing for children, up there with Jon Muth, CS Lewis, etc. Very highly recommended.

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