Terry Pratchett - Author

About the Author

Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015) was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He had his first story published when he was just thirteen, and after leaving school at seventeen to become a journalist he continued writing, publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and going on to produce the phenomenally successful Discworld and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

Terry Pratchett as well as numerous other books, winning many awards and becoming the UK’s bestselling author. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

He died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about his life and work at www.terrypratchettbooks.com

Featured books by Terry Pratchett

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!?

The Shepherd's Crown

The Shepherd's Crown

13+ readers

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

A Shivering Of Worlds. Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land. There will be a reckoning...The Final DiscWorld Novel.

Other books by Terry Pratchett

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Even wizards produce leftovers. But a wizard's rubbish is laced with magic, and for the rats that forage this rubbish, the magic has changed them - they can speak and read, and have rather grand ambitions for a comfortable retirement. Which is perfect for a con-cat like Maurice. He has his own magical talents, and wants to get rich quick. Together with the rats, and young (rather simple) Keith, the `piper', they work the towns to create their very own plague of rats - then lure them away for cash. But in the run-down town Bad Blintz, this little con goes wrong, and suddenly these educated rodents aren't playing to the piper's tune . . .

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2017

Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store or, was even, arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again. 'Funny, action-packed . . . a rip-roaring read' The Sun

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 12/10/2017

Random House presents the audio CD edition of Father Christmas's Fake Beard by Terry Pratchett, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!? Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again.

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!?

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Father Christmas's Fake Beard

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Father Christmas's Fake Beard by Terry Pratchett, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different?Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey.How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!?Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again.

A Hat Full of Sky Gift Edition

A Hat Full of Sky Gift Edition

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

WE SEE YOU. NOW WE ARE YOU. No real witch would casually step out of their body, leaving it empty. Tiffany Aching does. And there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die. To deal with it, Tiffany has to go to the very heart of what makes her a witch . . . `Fantastically inventive' Sunday Times

I Shall Wear Midnight Gift Edition

I Shall Wear Midnight Gift Edition

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

A man with no eyes. No eyes at all. Two tunnels in his head...It's not easy being a witch, and it's certainly not all whizzing about on broomsticks, but Tiffany Aching - teen witch - is doing her best. Until something evil wakes up, something that stirs up all the old stories about nasty old witches, so that just wearing a pointy hat suddenly seems a very bad idea. Worse still, this evil ghost from the past is hunting down one witch in particular. He's hunting for Tiffany. And he's found her...A fabulous Discworld title filled with witches and magic and told in the inimitable Terry Pratchett style, I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth Discworld title to feature Tiffany and her tiny, fightin', boozin' pictsie friends, the Nac Mac Feegle (aka The Wee Free Men).

Wintersmith Gift Edition

Wintersmith Gift Edition

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

SAYING IT WITH FROZEN ROSES AND ICEBERGS Young witch Tiffany Aching leaps into a dance - and suddenly the spirit of winter is in love with her. Now she's dancing to his tune, and she can't change the steps. Unless she can work out how to deal with the Wintersmith, there will never be another springtime . . . `Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters' Independent on Sunday

The Shepherd's Crown Gift Edition

The Shepherd's Crown Gift Edition

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

A SHIVERING OF WORLDS Deep in the chalk, something is stirring. Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots - an old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, a blurring of edges. Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land, her land. There will be a reckoning . . . `Extraordinary' Daily Telegraph

The Wee Free Men Gift Edition

The Wee Free Men Gift Edition

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/04/2017

EVERY LAND NEEDS ITS OWN WITCH. There's a monster in the river, a headless horsemen in the drive. And now Granny Aching has gone, there's only young Tiffany Aching left to guard the boundaries. It's her land. Her duty. But it's amazing how useful a horde of unruly pictsies can be . . .

The Carpet People

The Carpet People

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

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 Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. 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... Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.

The Carpet People

The Carpet People

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 12/01/2017

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 Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. 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... Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner And Other Stories

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner And Other Stories

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/08/2016

Poor Mr Swimble is having a bad day. Rabbits are bouncing out of his hat, pigeons are flying out of his jacket and every time he points his finger, something magically appears - cheese sandwiches, socks . . . even a small yellow elephant on wheels! It's becoming a real nuisance - and he's allergic to rabbits. His friends at the Magic Rectangle can't help, but the mysterious vacuum cleaner he saw that morning may have something to do with it . . . Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of food fights, pirates, wizards and crooks! `Arresting stuff! So funny it's criminal!' - PC Gorsebush Jones

Witch's Vacuum Cleaner

Witch's Vacuum Cleaner

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

Poor Mr Swimble is having a bad day.Rabbits are bouncing out of his hat, pigeons are flying out of his jacket and every time he points his finger, something magically appears - cheese sandwiches, socks . . . even a small yellow elephant on wheels!It's becoming a real nuisance - and he's allergic to rabbits.His friends at the Magic Rectangle can't help, but the mysterious vacuum cleaner he saw that morning may have something to do with it . . .Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of food fights, pirates, wizards and crooks!'Arresting stuff! So funny it's criminal!' - PC Gorsebush Jones

The Shepherd's Crown

The Shepherd's Crown

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

THE FINAL DISCWORLD NOVEL A shivering of worlds . . . Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land. There will be a reckoning . . .

Tiffany Aching Complete Collection

Tiffany Aching Complete Collection

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2015

This collection includes all five Tiffany Aching novels in Terry Pratchetts beloved and bestselling Discworld series, including the final Discworld novel, The Shepherds Crown.The Wee Free Men: Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegleaka the Wee Free Men.A Hat Full of Sky: Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magicnot chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this! Indeed, there is. . . .Wintersmith: When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witchs skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring.I Shall Wear Midnight: As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someoneor somethingis inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . .The Shepherds Crown: Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. There will be a reckoning. . . .

The Shepherd's Crown

The Shepherd's Crown

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/08/2015

A SHIVERING OF WORLDS Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land. There will be a reckoning . . . THE FINAL DISCWORLD NOVEL. Narrated by Tony Robinson.

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2015

Awonderful collection of short stories by master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, featuring dragons, dinosaurs, cavemen and car races! Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster!Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store...Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem!Story List:CD 1: Dragons at Crumbling Castle, The Great Speck, Hunt the Snorry, Tales of the Carpet People (beginning)CD 2: Tales of the Carpet People (concluded), Hercules the Tortoise, Dok the Caveman, The Big RaceCD 3: Another Tale of the Carpet People, The Great Egg--dancing Championship, Edwo the Boring KnightCD 4: The 59A Bus Goes Back in Time, The Abominable Snowman, The Blackbury Monster, Father Christmas Goes to Work at the Zoo

Abominable Snowman

Abominable Snowman

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 30/12/2014

Captain the Honorable Sir Herbert Stephen Ernest Boring-Tristam-Boring (known as Bill) is very rich but very bored. When famed explorer Alfred Tence* shows up at Bill's door, life gets considerably more exciting. Before long, they're speeding off in a taxi to the distant mountains of Chilistan in search of the hairiest, most mysterious monster ever knownthe Abominable Snowman! Featuring the signature wit and invention of one of the world's most beloved writers, this irreverent, illustrated story is from Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Tales, by Terry Pratchett. [*Yes,thatAlfred Tencethe man who rowed from Brighton to Bombay in a bathtub. It's true.]

Dragons at Crumbling Castle And Other Stories

Dragons at Crumbling Castle And Other Stories

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/09/2014

Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster! Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store . . . Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem! `So funny I dropped my spoon laughing!' - King Arthur

Abominable Snowman

Abominable Snowman

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2014

Captain the Honourable Sir Herbert Stephen Ernest Boring-Tristram-Boring (known to his friends as Bill) is very rich but very bored. When famous explorer Alfred Tence* shows up at his front door, life gets considerably more exciting. Before long, he s speeding off in a taxi to the mountains of Chilistan in search of the hairiest, most mysterious monster ever known an ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN!A fantastically funny short story from the collection Dragons at Crumbling Castle.[*Yes, that Alfred Tence the same man who punted from Brighton to Bombay in the bath. It s true.]

Tiffany Aching 4-Book Collection

Tiffany Aching 4-Book Collection

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2014

This collection includes all four Tiffany Aching novels in Terry Pratchetts beloved and bestselling Discworld series.The Wee Free Men: Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegleaka the Wee Free Mena clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .A Hat Full of Sky: Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magicnot chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!What Tiffany doesnt know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffanys inner strength to save herself ... if it can be done at all.Wintersmith: When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witchs skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. Because if Tiffany doesnt make it to SpringSpring wont come.I Shall Wear Midnight: As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someoneor somethingis inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root. Aided by the tiny-but-tough Wee Free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . .

Carpet People

Carpet People

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2013

The audiobook edition of the hilarious fantasy, co-written by Terry Pratchett, at age seventeen, and Terry Pratchett, at age forty-three In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet Now, the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples, and a new story: the story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet; the story of power-hungry mouls and of two Munrung 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.Includes a PDF of Terry Pratchett's drawings

Dodger

Dodger

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him. And Dodger's tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins...

Dodger

Dodger

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2013

Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him. And Dodger's tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins...

Dodger's Guide to London

Dodger's Guide to London

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2013

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Ladies and Gents, Sir Jack Dodger brings you a most excellent Guide to London! Did you know . . . ? If a Victorian couldn't afford a sweep, they might drop a goose down their chimney to clean it! A nobby lady's unmentionables could weigh up to 40lbs! Parliament had to be suspended during the Great Stink of 1858! From the wretches of the rookeries to the fancy coves at Buckingham Palace, Dodger will show you every dirty inch of London. Warning: Includes 'orrible murders, naughty ladies and plenty of geezers!

Dodger

Dodger

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2012

A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's . . . Dodger.Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girlnot even if her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett combines high comedy with deep wisdom in this tale of an unexpected coming-of-age and one remarkable boy's rise in a complex and fascinating world.

Dodger

Dodger

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2012

Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him. And Dodger's tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins...

Terry Pratchett's Johnny and the Bomb A Time-Tickingly Tremendous Musical

Terry Pratchett's Johnny and the Bomb A Time-Tickingly Tremendous Musical

Author: Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/08/2012

Sir Terry Pratchett's enquiring adventure into time travel has its young teen hero, Johnny Maxwell, and his friends confronted with their own bomb-stricken street in WWII. Can they change history and avert the catastrophe? Matthew Holmes' script and song superbly support the plot in a musical for young people to perform and everyone to enjoy. Johnny and his friends travel back in time to their own street, site of a bombing raid intended for a nearby industrial complex. 'Collateral damage' is not the only disturbing issue: what happens to the present if you try to save lives in the past? Serious subjects, but with Terry Pratchett there's always the humour as well, and the musical includes a host of likeable characters. Matthew Holmes' script skilfully carries the plot along in Terry Pratchett style and his music swings to contemporary pop and the glorious sound of the forties Big Band. The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show, plus there's full audio support on CD so you don't need to read a note of music. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

The Carpet People

The Carpet People

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

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 Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. 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... Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.

I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld Novel 38)

I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld Novel 38)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone - or something - is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root. Aided by the tiny-but-tough Wee Free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her . . . THE FOURTH BOOK IN THE TIFFANY ACHING SEQUENCE

Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Author: Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/08/2011

Sir Terry Pratchett's ingeniously upended tale of the Pied Piper, has a roving band of highly intelligent rats as its heroic protagonists. Matthew Holmes' script and songs capture the plot in a captivating musical for children to perform and everyone to enjoy. Under the lazily, streetwise command of Maurice, a speaking cat, the rats prepare to pull their practiced scam on the town of Bad Blintz. But something's up and our heroes are scampering straight into someone else's scam - and it's not nice. Perfect for upper primary school performances, there are parts small and large for rats - heroic, villainous and oppressed - for humans on the good side and the bad, and of course for a cat named Maurice. The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show, plus there's full audio support on CD so you don't need to read a note of music. To present a public performance of this musical you will need a performance licence. Simply email education@harpercollins.co.uk or phone 01484 668 148 and request a Performance Licence Application Form.

I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld Novel 38)

I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld Novel 38)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

A man with no eyes. No eyes at all. Two tunnels in his head . . . Somewhere - some time - there's a tangled ball of evil and spite, of hatred and malice, that has woken up. And it's waking up all the old stories too - stories about evil old witches . . . I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth Discworld title to feature witch Tiffany Aching and her tiny, fightin', boozin' pictsie friends, the Nac Mac Feegle (aka The Wee Free Men).

I Shall Wear Midnight

I Shall Wear Midnight

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 07/12/2010

It starts with whispers. Then someone picks up a stone. Finally, the fires begin.When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . . Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that arent sparkly, arent fun, dont involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someoneor somethingis igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its rootbefore it takes her life. Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls withher. Chilling drama combines with laughout-loud humor and searing insight as beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett tells the high-stakes story of a young witch who stands in the gap between good and evil.

I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld Novel 38)

I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld Novel 38)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/10/2010

A man with no eyes. No eyes at all. Two tunnels in his head . . . It's not easy being a witch, and it's certainly not all whizzing about on broomsticks, but Tiffany Aching - teen witch - is doing her best.Until something evil wakes up, something that stirs up all the old stories about nasty old witches, so that just wearing a pointy hat suddenly seems a very bad idea.Worse still, this evil ghost from the past is hunting down one witch in particular. He's hunting for Tiffany. Andhe's found her . . . A fabulous Discworld title filled with witches and magic and told in the inimitable Terry Pratchett style, I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth Discworld title to feature Tiffany and her tiny, fightin', boozin' pictsie friends, the Nac Mac Feegle (aka The Wee Free Men).

Wintersmith (Discworld Novel 35)

Wintersmith (Discworld Novel 35)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

SAYING IT WITH FROZEN ROSES AND ICEBERGS . . . Tiffany Aching leaps into a dance - and suddenly the spirit of winter is in love with her. He's showering her with snowflakes and offering her a crown of ice - which is creepy, but also just a little bit . . . cool. Now she's dancing to his tune. She can't change the steps. But unless Tiffany can work out how to deal with the Wintersmith, there will never be another springtime . . . FROM MASTER STORYTELLER TERRY PRATCHETT

Nation

Nation

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2008

The sea has taken everything.Thirteen-year-old Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle, Daphnea girl from the other side of the globeis the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave.Together, the two confront the aftermath of catastrophe. And slowly, other refugees arrivechildren without parents, mothers without babies, husbands without wivesall of them hungry and all of them frightened. As Mau and Daphne struggle to keep the small band safe and fed, they defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down . . . .Internationally revered storyteller Terry Pratchett presents a breathtaking adventure of survival and discovery, and of the courage required to forge new beliefs.

The Illustrated Wee Free Men

The Illustrated Wee Free Men

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2007

The Bromeliad (Truckers Omnibus Edition)

The Bromeliad (Truckers Omnibus Edition)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2007

To the thousands of tiny nomes living under the floorboards of a large department Store, there is no Outside. No Day or Night, no Sun or Rain. They're just daft old legends. Until they hear the devastating news that the Store is to be demolished . . . And so their journey begins. From the store to an abandoned quarry - where they find the monster Jekub - and on to a place where they must steal one of those space shuttle things, all the nomes want is to get home again. They don't mean to cause any trouble . . . A magnificent trilogy of tales about about a race of little people struggling to survive in a world full of humans. From Carnegie Medal-winning author, Terry Pratchett.

Wintersmith

Wintersmith

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2007

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * ALA Booklist Editors' Choice * ALA Notable Children's BookPratchetts unique blend of comedy and articulate insight is at its vibrant best. Full of rich humor, wisdom, and eventfulness. Horn Book (starred review)By beloved and bestselling Terry Pratchett, this is the third in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take all the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring.Because if Tiffany doesn't make it to Spring, Spring won't come for anyone.

Wintersmith (Discworld Novel 35)

Wintersmith (Discworld Novel 35)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2006

SAYING IT WITH FROZEN ROSES AND ICEBERGS . . . Tiffany Aching leaps into a dance - and suddenly the spirit of winter is in love with her. He's showering her with snowflakes and offering her a crown of ice - which is creepy, but also just a little bit . . . cool. Now she's dancing to his tune. She can't change the steps. But unless Tiffany can work out how to deal with the Wintersmith, there will never be another springtime . . . FROM MASTER STORYTELLER TERRY PRATCHETT

A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld Novel 32)

A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld Novel 32)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2005

Something is coming after Tiffany . . . Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic - not chores and ill-tempered goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this! What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself . . . if it can be done at all. THE SECOND BOOK IN THE TIFFANY ACHING SEQUENCE

A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld Novel 32)

A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld Novel 32)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 29/04/2004

'WE SEE YOU. NOW WE ARE YOU . . .' No real witch would casually step out of their body, leaving it empty. Tiffany Aching does. And there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die. To deal with it, Tiffany has to go to the heart of what makes her a witch. Get past the 'I can't'. But even with the help of the Nac Mac Feegle - the rowdiest pictsies on the Disc, who like facing enormous odds - she still might not be able to win herself back . . . FROM MASTER STORYTELLER TERRY PRATCHETT

The Wee Free Men (Discworld Novel 30)

The Wee Free Men (Discworld Novel 30)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2004

A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality . . . Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle - aka the Wee Free Men - a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself . . . THE FIRST BOOK IN THE TIFFANY ACHING SEQUENCE

The Wee Free Men (Discworld Novel 30)

The Wee Free Men (Discworld Novel 30)

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/10/2003

EVERY LAND NEEDS ITS OWN WITCH . . . Up on the Wold, there's a monster in the river and a headless horseman in the drive. And now Granny Aching has gone, there's only young Tiffany Aching left to guard the boundaries. To stop . . . things getting through. It's her land. Her duty. But it's amazing how useful a horde of unruly pictsies can be - as long as they are pointed in the right direction and can stop fighting each other first . . . FROM MASTER STORYTELLER TERRY PRATCHETT

Oxford Playscripts: Johnny & the Dead

Oxford Playscripts: Johnny & the Dead

Author: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2003

An engaging classroom playscript. Johnny Maxwell, visiting the local cemetery, discovers that he can see the dead. He can talk to them, too - much to his friends' amazement. So when the news breaks that the local council plans to sell the cemetery to a property developer, Johnny learns that there are some things in life (and death) that are worth fighting for...

Oxford Playscripts: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Oxford Playscripts: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Author: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2003

An engaging classroom playscript. Maurice is no ordinary cat. He's amazing. He can think, he can talk...and he has an amazing scam going. And all he needs to pull it off is an army of intelligent rats and one stupid-looking kid. But when his gang enter Bad Blintz, the town they have decided to con next, they soon realize that all is not as it should be - and decide to investigate. Three squads of rats spread out under the town, their mission to dismantle traps, bury poison, do some serious widdling, and to find out exactly what those resident rat-catchers are up to...

Johnny and the Bomb

Johnny and the Bomb

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1997

It's May 21 1941, thought Johnny. It's war. Johnny Maxwell and his friends have to do something when they find Mrs Tachyon, the local bag lady, semi-conscious in an alley . . . as long as it's not the kiss of life. But there's more to Mrs Tachyon than a squeaky trolley and a bunch of dubious black bags. Somehow she holds the key to different times, different eras - including the Blackbury Blitz in 1941. Suddenly now isn't the safe place Johnny once thought it was as he finds himself caught up more and more with then . . . The third book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.

Johnny and the Dead

Johnny and the Dead

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/1994

Sell the cemetery? Over their dead bodies . . . Not many people can see the dead (not many would want to). Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can. And he's got bad news for them: the council want to sell the cemetery as a building site. But the dead have learnt a thing or two from Johnny. They're not going to take it lying down . . . especially since it's Halloween tomorrow. Besides, they're beginning to find that life is a lot more fun than it was when they were . . . well . . . alive. Particularly if they break a few rules . . . The second book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.

Wings The Third Book of the Nomes

Wings The Third Book of the Nomes

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/1991

It wasn't a thing, it was a bit of shaped sky . . . Somewhere in a place that is so far up there is no down, a ship is waiting to take the nomes home - back to wherever they came from. And one nome, Masklin, knows that they've got to try and contact this ship. It means going to Florida (wherever that is), then getting to the launch of a communications satellite (whatever that is). A ridiculous plan. Impossible. But Masklin doesn't know this, so he tries to do it anyway. And the first step is to try and hitch a ride on a new kind of truck, a truck with wings - Concorde. The final title in the magnificent trilogy, The Bromeliad.

Diggers The Second Book of the Nomes

Diggers The Second Book of the Nomes

Author: Terry Pratchett, Lyn Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/1991

And Grimma said, We have two choices. We can run, or we hide. And they said, Which shall we do? She said, We shall Fight. A Bright New Dawn is just around the corner for thousands of tiny nomes when they move into the ruined buildings of an abandoned quarry. Or is it? Soon strange things begin to happen. Like the tops of puddles growing hard and cold, and the water coming down from the sky in frozen bits. Then humans appear and they really mess everything up. The quarry is to be re-opened, and the nomes must fight to defend their new home. But how long will they be able to keep the humans at bay - even with the help of the monster Jekub?

Truckers The First Book of the Nomes

Truckers The First Book of the Nomes

Author: Terry Pratchett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/1990

'Outside! What's it like?' Masklin looked blank. 'Well,' he said. 'It's sort of big-' To the thousands of the tiny nomes who live under the floorboards of a large department store, there is no Outside. Things like Day and Night, Sun and Rain are just daft old legends. Then a devastating piece of news shatters their existence: the Store - their whole world - is to be demolished. And it's up to Maskin, one of the last nomes to come into the Store, to mastermind an unbelievable escape plan that will take all the nomes into the dangers of the great Outside ... The first title in the magnificent trilogy, The Bromeliad.

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