Monday, July 28, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

The Carpet People
written and illustrated
by Terry Pratchett
Back Cover Description:
Deep among the Carpet fronds, where the wild snargs prowl, the Munrung tribe has known peace for decades. But now the old order is unraveling, and a new story is in the making. A story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction; of villainous mouls, hungry for power;  and of two noble brothers on the adventure of a lifetime.
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...
My Thoughts:
The British author, Terry Pratchett wrote the fantasy novel, Carpet People in 1971. However, after the author's works were more well-known, it was rewritten and re-released in 1992. Mr. Pratchett was quoted as saying, "This book has two authors, and they were both the same person." This extraordinary children's book is full of humor and wit and the illustrations by the talented author are just amazing. I would highly recommend The Carpet People to readers from the ages of eight to eighty!

To learn more about the award-winning author, Sir Terry Pratchett, click here.


  1. Nice review! I have never gotten into Terry Pratchett's books, although my nephew loves him and may have every book he ever wrote. He's on my list of "try again" reads, because sometimes you can't get into a book one year and two years later you think it's the most wonderful read ever. You've inspired me to go have another look.

    1. The Carpet People is definitely a unique read, but that is probably why I like it. It's so imaginative, and the illustrations alone are impressive. Have a great week, Elizabeth!