The Carpet People

The Carpet People

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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.
In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet . . .

That’s the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples, and there’s a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls—and of two brothers who set out on an adventure to end all adventures when their village is flattened.

It’s a story that will come to a terrible end—if someone doesn't do something about it. If everyone doesn’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 story—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.

Baker & Taylor
The Munrungs cross the Carpet to find a new home after their village is destroyed by the powerful and mysterious natural force Fray.

& Taylor

When the myriad tribes in the miniscule world of Carpet are threatened by the destructive forces of Fray, two brothers embark on a perilous adventure in the aftermath of their village's flattening to combat power-hungry mouls and save their people. A revised edition of the original work published in 1971 that includes updated text, original color and black-and-white illustrations, and an exclusive story by the award-winning author of Dodger.

Publisher: Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780544212473
Branch Call Number: J FICTION PRATC...T
Characteristics: 289 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, in 2009. First published in Great Britain in 1971 by Colin Smythe Ltd; revised edition (text only) published by Doubleday in 1992"--Copyright page


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May 03, 2016

Read this with my eight year old and it was a fabulous introduction to the word play of Pratchett. A fantastic adventure that spurred more imaginative stories after we read it, couldn't have asked for a better way to start her love of wonderful contemporary authors.

charliehustle Sep 30, 2015

why not

Mar 13, 2015

So very cleverly written.
R.I.P Terry Pratchett you will be very much missed.


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