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The Lying Carpet

Imagine a disused living room in a lgrand house. It has a tiger rug on the floor, and a statue of a little girl, and an armchair. 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 break free?
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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.

About the Author

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." * * "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 *

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