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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
by Terry Pratchett
Book Description: Winner of the 2001 Carnegie Medal

One rat, popping up here and there, squeaking loudly, and taking a bath in the cream, could be a plague all by himself. After a few days of this, it was amazing how glad people were to see the kid with his magical rat pipe. And they were amazing when the rats followed hint out of town.

They'd have been really amazed if they'd ever found out that the rats and the piper met up with a cat somewhere outside of town and solemnly counted out the money.

The Amazing Maurice runs the perfect Pied Piper scam. This streetwise alley cat knows the value of cold, hard cash and can talk his way into and out of anything. But when Maurice and his cohorts decide to con the town of Bad Blinitz, it will take more than fast talking to survive the danger that awaits. For this is a town where food is scarce and rats are hated, where cellars are lined with deadly traps, and where a terrifying evil lurks beneath the hunger-stricken streets....

Set in Terry Pratchett's widely popular Discworld, this masterfully crafted, gripping read is both compelling and funny. When one of the world's most acclaimed fantasy writers turns a classic fairy tale on its head, no one will ever look at the Pied Piper -- or rats -- the same way again!
Mass Market Paperback from HarperTrophy

Eric (A Discworld Novel)
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from Orion Publishing Group

Monstrous Regiment
by Terry Pratchett
What do you get when you cross a vampire, a troll, Igor, a collection of misfits, and a young woman who shoves a pair of socks down her pants to join the army? The answer's simple. You have Monstrous Regiment, the characteristically charming novel by Terry Pratchett. 

Polly becomes Private Oliver Perks, who is on a quest to find her older brother, who's recently MIA in one of the innumerable wars the tiny nation of Borogravia has a habit of starting with its neighbors. This peevish tendency has all but expended Borogravia's ranks of cannon fodder. Whether Sergeant Jackrum knows her secret or not, he can't afford to be choosy, as Perks and her/his comrades are among the last able-bodied recruits left in Borogravia. This collection of misfits includes the aforementioned vampire (reformed and off the blood, thank you), troll, and macabre Igor, who is only too happy to sew you a new leg if you aren't too particular about previous ownership. Off to war, Polly/Oliver learns that having a pair of, um, socks is a good way to open up doors in this man's army.

For those who haven't made this underrated author's acquaintance, Monstrous Regiment is as good a place to start as any. Readers will encounter Pratchett's subtle and disarming wit, his trademark footnoted asides along with a not-too-shabby tale of honor, courage, and duty in the face of absurd circumstances. --Jeremy Pugh 
Hardcover from HarperCollins

Good Omens
by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, David Frampton
Mass Market Paperback from Ace Books

 

A Hat Full of Sky
A Hat Full of Sky
by Terry Pratchett
Book Description: The Heroine: Tiffany Aching, incipient witch and cheese maker extraordinaire. Once saved world from Queen of the Elves. Is about to discover that battling evil monarchs is child's play compared to mortal combat with a Hiver (see below). At eleven years old, is boldest heroine ever to have confronted the Forces of Darkness while armed with a frying pan. 

The Threat: A Hiver, insidious disembodied presence drawn to powerful magic. highly dangerous, frequently lethal. Cannot be stopped with iron or fire. Its target: Tiffany Aching (see above).

The Nac Mac Feegle: A.k.a. the Wee Free Men. Height: six inches. Color: blue. Famed for drinking, stealing, and fighting. Will attack anything larger than themselves. Members include: Rob Anybody, Daft Wullie, and Awfully Wee Billy Bigchin. Allies to Tiffany Aching (see above). 

The Book: Hilarious, breathtaking, spine-tingling sequel to the acclaimed Wee Free Men.

Hardcover from HarperCollins

 
Truckers
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from Corgi / Transworld Pub Inc
1991
Special Order

The Light Fantastic
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from HarperTorch

Diggers
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from Corgi / Transworld Pub Inc
1991
Out of Print

The Last Hero : A Discworld Fable
by Terry Pratchett, Paul Kidby
A new Discworld story is always an event. Terry Pratchett's The Last Hero is unusually short, a 40,000-word "Discworld Fable" rather than a full novel, but is illustrated throughout in sumptuous color by Paul Kidby.
The 160 pages cover the series' longest and most awesome (but still comic) journey yet, a mission to save all Discworld from a new threat. An old threat, actually. Aged warrior Cohen the Barbarian has decided to go out with a bang and take the gods with him. So, with the remnants of his geriatric Silver Horde, he's climbing to the divine retirement home Dunmanifestin with the Discworld equivalent of a nuke--a fifty-pound keg of Agatean Thunder Clay.

This will, for excellent magical reasons, destroy the world.

It's up to Leonard of Quirm, Discworld's da Vinci, to invent the technology that might just beat Cohen to his goal. His unlikely vessel is powered by dragons, crewed by himself and two popular regular characters, and secretly harbors a stowaway. Before long we hear the Discworld version of "Houston, we have a problem...."

Kidby rises splendidly to the challenge of painting both funny faces and cosmic vistas. As Pratchett puts it, The Last Hero "has an extra dimension: some parts of it are written in paint!" New characters include Evil Dark Lord Harry Dread, who started out with "just two lads and his Shed of Doom," and a god so tiresome that his worshippers are forbidden chocolate, ginger, mushrooms and garlic.

Pratchett's story alone is strong and effective, with several hair-raising frissons contrasting with high comedy; Kidby's paintings make it something very special. Not to be missed. --David Langford, Amazon.co.uk 
Hardcover from HarperCollins

Pyramids
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from HarperTorch

Sourcery (Discworld 5)
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from HarperTorch

Mort
by Terry Pratchett, Victor Gollancz
Mass Market Paperback from HarperTorch

The Truth: The 25th Discworld Novel
by Terry Pratchett
The Truth, Pratchett's 25th Discworld novel, skewers the newspaper business. When printing comes to Ankh-Morpork, it "drag(s) the city kicking and screaming into the Century of the Fruitbat." Well, actually, out of the Century of the Fruitbat. As the Bursar remarks, if the era's almost over, it's high time they embraced its challenges.

William de Worde, well-meaning younger son of reactionary nobility, has been providing a monthly newsletter to the elite using engraving. Then he is struck (and seriously bruised) by the power of the press. The dwarves responsible convince William to expand his letter and the Ankh-Morpork Times is born. Soon William has a staff, including Sacharissa Cripslock, a genteel young lady with a knack for headline writing, and photographer Otto Chriek. Otto's vampirism causes difficulties: flash pictures cause him to crumble to dust and need reconstitution, and he must battle his desire for blood, particularly Sacharissa's. When Lord Vetinari is accused of attempted murder, the City Watch investigates the peculiar circumstances, but William wants to know what really happened. The odds for his survival drop as his questions multiply.

The Truth is satirical, British, and full of sly jokes. Although this cake doesn't rise quite as high as it did in previous volumes, even ordinary Pratchett is pretty darn good, and those who haven't read a Discworld novel before can start here and go on to that incredible backlist. --Nona Vero - Amazon.com
 

Jingo: A Novel of Discworld
Jingo: A Novel of Discworld
by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett is a phenomenon unto himself. Never read a Discworld book? The closest comparison might be Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with its uniquely British sense of the absurd, and side-splitting, smart humor. Jingo is the 20th of Pratchett's Discworld novels, and the fourth to feature the City Guard of Ankh-Morpork. As Jingo begins, an island suddenly rises between Ankh-Morpork and Al-Khali, capital of Klatch. Both cities claim it. Lord Vetinari, the Patrician, has failed to convince the Ruling Council that force is a bad idea, despite reminding them that they have no army, and "I believe one of those is generally considered vital to the successful prosecution of a war." Samuel Vimes, Commander of the City Watch, has to find out who shot the Klatchian envoy, Prince Khufurah, and set fire to their embassy, before war breaks out. 
Pratchett's characters are both sympathetic and outrageously entertaining, from Captain Carrot, who always finds the best in people and puts it to work playing football, to Sergeant Colon and his sidekick, Corporal Nobbs, who have "an ability to get out of their depth on a wet pavement." Then there is the mysterious D'reg, 71-hour Ahmed. What is his part in all this, and why 71 hours? Anyone who doesn't mind laughing themselves silly at the idiocy of people in general and governments in particular will enjoy Jingo. --Nona Vero - Amazon.com
Mass Market Paperback from HarperTorch
 
Guards! Guards!
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from HarperTorch

Small Gods
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from HarperTorch

Equal Rites
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from HarperTorch

 

The Wee Free Men
by Terry Pratchett
Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching needs magic--fast! Her sticky little brother Wentworth has been spirited away by the evil Queen of Faerie, and itâ€s up to her to get him back safely. Having already decided to grow up to be a witch, now all Tiffany has to do is find her power. But she quickly learns that itâ€s not all black cats and broomsticks. According to her witchy mentor Miss Tick, "Witches donâ€t use magic unless they really have to...We do other things. A witch pays attention to everything thatâ€s going on...A witch uses her head...A witch always has a piece of string!" Luckily, besides her trusty string, Tiffanyâ€s also got the Nac Mac Feegles, or the Wee Free Men on her side. Small, blue, and heavily tattooed, the Feegles love nothing more than a good fight except maybe a drop of strong drink! Tiffany, heavily armed with an iron skillet, the feisty Feegles, and a talking toad on loan from Miss Tick, is a formidable adversary. But the Queen has a few tricks of her own, most of them deadly. Tiffany and the Feegles might get more than they bargained for on the flip side of Faerie! Prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett has served up another delicious helping of his famed Discworld fare. The not-quite-teen set will delight in the Feegles†spicy, irreverent dialogue and Tiffanyâ€s salty determination. Novices to Pratchettâ€s prose will find much to like here, and quickly go back to devour the rest of his Discworld offerings. Scrumptiously recommended. (Ages 10 to 14) --Jennifer Hubert - Amazon.com
Hardcover from HarperCollins
 
Going Postal : A Novel of Discworld (Pratchett, Terry)
Going Postal : A Novel of Discworld (Pratchett, Terry)
by Terry Pratchett
Hardcover from HarperCollins
28 September, 2004
 
Good Omens
Good Omens
by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from Ace Books

 
The Light Fantastic (Discworld Novels (Paperback))
The Light Fantastic (Discworld Novels (Paperback))
by Terry Pratchett
Paperback from HarperTorch

 
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld Novels (Paperback))
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld Novels (Paperback))
by Terry Pratchett
Paperback from HarperTorch

 
The Last Hero : A Discworld Fable
The Last Hero : A Discworld Fable
by Terry Pratchett, Paul Kidby
Paperback from Eos

 
Mort (Discworld Novels (Paperback))
Mort (Discworld Novels (Paperback))
by Terry Pratchett, Victor Gollancz
Paperback from HarperTorch

 
Johnny and the Bomb
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from Acacia Press, Inc.

Out of Print

Wings
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from Acacia Press, Inc.
1992
Out of Print

Johnny and the Dead
by Terry Pratchett
Mass Market Paperback from Acacia Press, Inc.
1994
Out of Print
 
 

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