Waiting on Wednesday--The Carpet People, by Terry Pratchett

2013 is the year I became a Terry Pratchett Fan with a capital F.   But my personal fascination with carpets as venues for fantasy adventure goes much further back in time--to the island that was the round rug in our living room, back when I was tenish, where our miniature horses galloped and our Fisher Price people had adventures in the caves of its folds (it was always sad, though, that the Island had to be destroyed each evening...strangely, my parents wanted a rug instead).

In combination, these two facts make me, despite not being the age of the target audience, the perfect reader for The Carpet People, by Terry Pratchett, coming out in a new and improved format November 5, 2013, from Clarion.

The publisher's blurb:

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.

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine


  1. I have such fond memories of E. Nesbit's The Phoenix and the Carpet, myself--will have to look for this one! Which is also (ahem) exactly my age.

  2. I'm looking forward to this one too! It looks terrific.

  3. Wow! I've never read this!!! And I love Terry Pratchett! This book will be mine!


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