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The Carpet People

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Funny fantasy about tiny rug folk a wry satire of leaders.

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Originally written when the author was 17 and updated almost three decades later, THE CARPET PEOPLE retains some adolescent awkwardness. Narrated at a distance and lacking a single, unifying protagonist, the tale might not fully engage some readers. There's plenty of good-natured humor and wry musings on the nature of government and leadership, though. Aspiring writers also can study the story's earliest version, a 12-part serial that first appeared in Terry Pratchett's hometown newspaper.

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