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  • Published: 27 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780552573368
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $18.99

The Carpet People

Master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett's debut novel.

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 Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. 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...

Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.

  • Pub date: 27 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780552573368
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Author

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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Praise for The Carpet People

“For readers who are attracted to epic but not quite ready for the weightiness of Tolkien, this is a perfect entrée; for those who have loved or will love Pratchett, it’s simply a must read.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“I feel it’s a new dimension in imagination and the prose is beautiful. It is exciting and adventurous.”

The Irish Times

“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

“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.”


“A unique piece of high fantasy . . . Now very witty and politically aware in its revised version with the new ending”


“The story is inventive in its carefully worked-out central conceit, often very funny, and dotted with some genuinely scary bits.”

Publishers Weekly

“Mouth-watering attention to names and place names add greatly to the story's enjoyment factor.The story itself - part saga, legend and adventure - swings along at a fair old clatter. Terry Pratchett's writing is vivid and immediate . . . For young readers unaware of Pratchett's oeuvre, The Carpet People is a fine introduction”

Junior Bookshelf

“The concept is fascinating and is told with Pratchett's customary wit plus touches of cynicism. It's a winner”

The School Librarian

“Carpets are never the same once you've read this . . . Terry Pratchett's carpet empire is an enchanting and insightful commentary on how different people in any worlds interact.”

The Observer

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