Author(s): David Lucas
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?
As one of Booktrust's Best New Illustrators, David Lucas will be involved with numerous promotions throughout 2008 including: - Events at the Hay, Cheltenham and Edinburgh Festivals. - Promotions with key retailers, including Waterstone's and Tescos. - An exhibition of the Best New Illustrators' work at The Illustration Cupboard from 22nd April. - Events in libraries, schools and bookshops around the country.- The book will be pitched to specialist journalists for coverage and reviews in the national press, as well as for serialisation.
"Reading "The Lying Carpet," is a dreamy experience - the language is lovely; the free verse has an offbeat rhythm; the illustrations are breathtaking....I can see high school and college philosophy students finding endless discussion fodder in "The Lying Carpet"; it would be a great graduation gift for black-clad poetesses. It could be the new "Oh, the Places You'll Go," with less anapestic tetrameter and more death." - New York Times
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.