The Carpet People: Illustrated Edition

The Carpet People: Illustrated Edition

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

That's the old story everyone knows and loves (even if they don't really believe it). 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 Munrung brothers, who set out on an adventure to end all adventures when their village is flattened...

First written by Terry Pratchett, aged 17, and revised by the internationally acclaimed author at the age of 43, this edition now includes 16 pages of Terry's own full colour illustrations.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 218 x 22mm | 421.84g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Doubleday Children's Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • ill
  • 0385615728
  • 9780385615723
  • 488,373

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"It's a winner"
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About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.
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Back cover copy

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

That's the old story everyone knows and loves (even if they don't really believe it). 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...
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Flap copy

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

That's the old story everyone knows and loves (even if they don't really believe it). 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...

This hilarious fantasy novel was the debut novel from the phenomenal Terry Pratchett. Subsequently revised, this edition now includes both the updated text and the illustrations Terry himself drew for the novel's debut publication.
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Review quote

“Only a writer with a masterstroke of imagination could place an entire empire of goodies and baddies within the fronds of a carpet.”
–Daily Mail

“Brilliantly funny dialogue, high peaks of imagination.”
—The Times

“A passion for language, wordplay and puns bursts from the pages.”
—Daily Telegraph


From the Paperback edition.
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