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The Carpet People - Terry Pratchett

I received an advanced reading copy of this title through the Goodreads First Reads program.

I received an advanced reader copy of the second edition of Terry Pratchett's children's book The Carpet People and fell in love with the story very quickly. While it is clearly aimed at young readers, I would recommend it as a light read for adult fans of Pratchett's humor and wisdom as well. This is a second edition that Pratchet originally wrote at age 17, when, according to the author's note, he "thought fantasy was all battles and kings." This second edition certainly goes beyond that, and the result of his rewrite is very enjoy
The Carpet People tells the story of the people who live in the carpet when they come under attack by two formidable enemies. The people of the carpet come together in an effort to save themselves and find that their destinies and their customs may not be as fixed as they previously thought. The story contains adventure, humor and a beautiful perspective on life and destiny. The resolution is a bit simple for my taste, but that is probably appropriate for a children's book. Overall, this was a delightful read that I would recommend to adults and children alike.

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