A mould-breaking philosophical fairy tale for ages 9-90, part graphic novel but bound in cloth with foil stamping, this will be an extraordinary gift book to treasure.
David Lucas was born in 1966 in Middlesborough, in the north of England. He grew up in Hackney, in East London, and studied illustration at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in central London.
"Truly beautiful picture book. Whimsical and charming story full of creative twists and light humour." * boingboing.net *
"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 *
"This magical story, a journey of discovery to separate truth and imagination, is teasingly packed with mystery and philosophy, all lyrically shown in words and pictures." -- Julia Eccleshare * Guardian *
"An exquisite and provoking contemplation of truth, hope, dreams and the power of stories." * The Daily Telegraph *
"A stylish and appealing work that questions reality and perception. A classy, illustrated metaphysical fable." -- Hope, Jake * The Bookseller *