IT’S A RAT-EAT-RAT WORLD . . .
Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice – a streetwise tomcat – leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money.
Until they run across someone playing a different tune.
Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil . . .
Ethically challenging, beautifully orchestrated, philosophically opposed to the usual plot fixes of fantasy
Simply gripping story-telling
Powerful, passionate, mordantly funny and, at one point, unbearably sad
An astonishing novel...I marvelled at the ferociousness of the humour, and the willingness to go into dark places
Great yarn written in fairly simple text
Games & activities
Sir Terry Pratchett’s favourite drink was a banana daiquiri, so to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Carpet People and Pratchett’s birthday on 28 April, we’re making a terrific banana milkshake to toast the occasions!
The late great Terry Pratchett left an extraordinary reading legacy behind. His legendary fantasy stories have been casting spells over young readers for years and years...