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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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ISBN13: 9780544212473
ISBN10: 0544212479
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"In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet." Thats the old story everyone knows. But now a new story is in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet—and of two brothers on an adventure to end all adventures.

First published in 1971, this novel marked the debut of Sir Terry Pratchett. Years later, Sir Terry revised the work. This edition includes the updated text, his original illustrations, and the short story that is the forerunner to The Carpet People.

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"'In the beginning... there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet.' Thus, in 1971, began one of the most celebrated careers in the history of fantasy literature. Later, in 1992, Pratchett revised his first novel, but neither version received an American edition until now. The Munrung live on a carpet with hairs as tall as trees, mining metal from a dropped penny and wood from matchsticks. Occasionally the godlike Fray strikes, a near-apocalyptic event that might correspond to the carpet being cleaned. When the Munrung are attacked by the evil 'mouls' ('Creatures. From the Unswept Regions'), Snibril, the ingenious younger brother of Munrung chieftain Glurk, leads his people on a dangerous trek across the carpet to what they hope will be the safety of the rather boring Dumii Empire. Even as revised, this is minor Pratchett, but even minor work by the author of the Discworld series is well worth readers' time. The story is inventive in its carefully worked-out central conceit, often very funny, and dotted with some genuinely scary bits, as well as Pratchett's wiry 1971 spot illustrations. Ages 8 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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An epic tale—set in a minuscule world—written and illustrated by the incomparable award-winning, best-selling author Terry Pratchett.

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Roberta4Books, August 1, 2013 (view all comments by Roberta4Books)
I so loved the Bromiliad Trilogy, Maurice and his Educated Rats, everything about Tiffany Aching and all things Pratchett! I know I will enjoy this as well!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780544212473
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two 8-page color inserts; b/w line drawi
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 8

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Product details 304 pages Clarion Books - English 9780544212473 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'In the beginning... there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet.' Thus, in 1971, began one of the most celebrated careers in the history of fantasy literature. Later, in 1992, Pratchett revised his first novel, but neither version received an American edition until now. The Munrung live on a carpet with hairs as tall as trees, mining metal from a dropped penny and wood from matchsticks. Occasionally the godlike Fray strikes, a near-apocalyptic event that might correspond to the carpet being cleaned. When the Munrung are attacked by the evil 'mouls' ('Creatures. From the Unswept Regions'), Snibril, the ingenious younger brother of Munrung chieftain Glurk, leads his people on a dangerous trek across the carpet to what they hope will be the safety of the rather boring Dumii Empire. Even as revised, this is minor Pratchett, but even minor work by the author of the Discworld series is well worth readers' time. The story is inventive in its carefully worked-out central conceit, often very funny, and dotted with some genuinely scary bits, as well as Pratchett's wiry 1971 spot illustrations. Ages 8 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
An epic tale—set in a minuscule world—written and illustrated by the incomparable award-winning, best-selling author Terry Pratchett.
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