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Science Fiction & Fantasy
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    Terry Pratchett
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    Colin Smythe (1971)
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Then came the Carpet. Discover Sir Terry Pratchett's brilliant book, The Carpet People. 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 amazing adventure.

Then came the Carpet. 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 i. o-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three. In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpe. hat’s the old story everyone knows and loves.

The Carpet People is a comic fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett. First published in 1971, it was later re-written by the author when his work became more widespread and well-known.

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.


The Carpet People is a novel by Terry Pratchett which was originally published in 1971, but was later re-written by the author when his work became more widespread and well-known.

The Carpet People book. First published in 1971, this hilarious and wise novel marked the debut of the phenomenal Sir Terry Pratchett.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett (2013 . The perfect starting place for young readers; seasoned Pratchett fans will just revel in his wit, his subversion of tropes and his sense of humanity.

The perfect starting place for young readers; seasoned Pratchett fans will just revel in his wit, his subversion of tropes and his sense of humanity. Small in scale but large in pleasure. e" Kirkus "This story is inventive in its carefully worked-out central conceit, often vey funny, and dotted with some genuinely scary bits, as well as Pratchett's wiry 1971 spot illustrations. e" Publishers Weekly.

Come on," said Glurk, taking a last look at the ruins of the hut. "Just a minute," said Snibril. had been left behind. There was a bone knife with the carved wooden handle, and a spare pair of boots

Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971.

Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which Pratchett wrote an average of two books a year.

I knew this was one of Sir Pterry's earliest books, so I didn't expect the level of sophistication that his later stories show. The story is cute and has moments of brilliance - not the least of which is trying to imagine an entire world existing in a carpet. Somehow, that's a concept that's even harder to wrap my head around than the idea of a flat world balanced on the backs of 4 elephants standing on a giant turtle that swims through space.

The reason I gave this 4 stars is that it reads more like a children's book than the Discworld series does. There are a few sly jokes and parentheticals for adult readers, but I'm not sure I would have collected Pratchett's later works if this story had been my first introduction to his writing. On the other hand, it may grow on me with subsequent readings. I didn't much care for the Nac Mac Feegle in my first reading, either. That's one of the most impressive things about Pratchett's body of work - that there's something new to discover each time I read the stories.

Being fully aware of his health concerns, I'm happy to have this book in my collection of Sir Terry Pratchett's writings and mourn the day when he is no longer able to write.
I came upon this book purely by accident while perusing my favorite web-store, Amazon. The author's imagination is wonderful. Suits all ages. I love the quirkiness, zaniness and originality. I also loved the tongue-in-cheekines and play on words. These characters are smaller than a dust mote! After I read the final chapter I thought it was too bad there wasn't another book or a series.

I guess I shall have to re-read the Disc World series---it has been YEARS. Those will be a new read as I have picked up two other old books that I read over twenty years ago. I could not remember reading hardly any of it/them. Well, I am over 70 so I have an excuse.

Whatever age you are, if you want a quick, fun and original read, download this book. And be careful where you step.
I enjoyed this cute story. I have often seen it in lists of work by Terry Pratchett, but was never able to find out anything about it. It's not as long or involved as a Disc World novel, but it has some ideas that are inventive and fun. It spoke about a character swearing, but didn't give us the details. I liked that. There's enough cursing and swearing in our world. Also, I didn't notice any sex at all. That's a relief. It' shard to find modern stories that don't have too much sex in them.

I really enjoyed this story. And if you're a die hard Pratchett fan like me, you'll be glad to finally find out what this book listed amount his work is finally. I totally recommend it to fantasy fans, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I will be reading this again and again. Enjoy!
This story was originally written by Sir Terry when he was very young and "tweaked" a bit by him before this edition was published. I never read the original which was written for a younger audience but this version is classic Terry Pratchett.
A wonderful story with a lot of humorous situations set in an exotic place with a bunch of unique characters. Oh yes, Terry sneaks in a lesson on life too.

There are several races of "people" living in an alien world (a carpet) and a bunch good guys band together to defeat the bad guys and save civilization. It doesn't bother them a bit that they're very, very tiny (add a couple of more "tiny" to that).
A bonus comes in the form of illustrations drawn by Terry sprinkled through the book.
I had to read this because my boys are huge Terry Pratchett fans. My genre of choice doesn't line up with theirs. Bearing in mind that this was TPs first effort at writing it is inventive. I can see a teenage boy capturing his imaginative world in just this way. I can relate to the concept that our world is just a smaller segment of a similar world writ large. Cute, but not my cup of tea. I may have to read a later TP book to see if I really don't appreciate his writing.
I'm a longtime Pratchett fan, but never read any of his early work. The Carpet People just goes to show that I should have! This engaged me and drew me in right away, just as the Disc World tales do. I really cared about the characters and their adventures and their very determined quest for freedom. The problem is that now I want the story to continue. I'll definitely try more of his earlier work such as Digger. Now I just must tread softly and wonder how many Carpet People live in the vacuum sweeper!
It's a Terry Pratchett book for kids (or adults)! He is one of the best fantasy writers and this book does not disappoint. You don't have to be a Pratchett fan to enjoy this book though, he has an amazing way of telling a story kids can't help but to be enthralled. This is about a world of Carpet People (as the title suggests) and it is full of humor that both kids and adults can enjoy. Plus there are some very sophisticated concepts in this book that add a level of education to your 'for entertainment' reading (taxes, political discord, working together, etc.). Highly recommended!
I only rated this one as a four-star mostly because it a revision of an earlier work. While revisions are not a bad thing, and this particular one is a vast improvement on the original, I'm not a fan of them. By the same token, it is still an engaging tale and i was only mildly surprised at how early Sir Terry began writing and at the near unbelievable imagination he displayed at such an early age.
As an author myself, I am constantly amazed at Sir Terry's creativity in naming his characters. Unfortunately, I have yet to develop that skill.
I would recommend this book to any fan of Sir Terry. As always, I am waiting yet again, for the next book.