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The Carpet Peopleby Terence David John Pratchett
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In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet . . .
Thatand#8217;s the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples, and thereand#8217;s a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry moulsand#8212;and of two brothers who set out on an adventure to end all adventures when their village is flattened.
Itand#8217;s a story that will come to a terrible endand#8212;if someone doesn't do something about it. If everyone doesnand#8217;t do something about it . . .
First published in 1971, this hilarious and wise novel marked the debut of the phenomenal Sir Terry Pratchett. Years later, Sir Terry revised the work, and this special collectable edition includes the updated text, his original color and black-and-white illustrations, and an exclusive storyand#8212;a forerunner to The Carpet People created by the seventeen-year-old nascent writer who would become one of the world's most beloved storytellers.
"'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.
An epic taleand#8212;set in a minuscule worldand#8212;written and illustrated by the incomparable award-winning, best-selling author Terry Pratchett.
New York Times best-selling author Terry Pratchett's irreverent and irresistible tales for children in a lavishly designed and extensively illustrated volume.
This never-before-published collection of fourteen funny and inventive tales by acclaimed author Sir Terry Pratchett features a memorable cast of inept wizards, sensible heroes, and unusually adventuresome tortoises.
Including more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations, the appealingly designed book celebrates Pratchettand#8217;s inimitable wordplay and irreverent approach to the conventions of storytelling.
These accessible and mischievous tales are an ideal introduction for young readers toand#160;this beloved author. Established fans of Pratchettand#8217;s work will savor the playful presentation of the themes and ideas that inform his best-selling novels.
"In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet." Thatand#8217;s the old story everyone knows. But now a new story isand#160;in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpetand#8212;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, andand#160;the short story that isand#160;the forerunner to The Carpet People.
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