The Witch S Vacuum Cleaner And Other Stories

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006265313X
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Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards? An exciting journey in an airship or down in a submarine? Would you like to meet the fastest truncheon in the Wild West? The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner is the second fabulously funny short-story collection from the late acclaimed storyteller Terry Pratchett. A follow-up to Dragons at Crumbling Castle, this second batch of storytelling gems features stories written when Sir Terry was just seventeen years old and working as a junior reporter. In these pages, new Pratchett fans will find wonder, mayhem, sorcery, and delight—and loyal readers will recognize the seeds of ideas that went on to influence his most beloved tales later in life. As Neil Gaiman says, “a Terry Pratchett book is a small miracle”—and The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner proves to be another miracle taking its place alongside Pratchett’s astounding and cherished body of work.

The Witch S Vacuum Cleaner

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448197155
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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 Witch S Vacuum Cleaner

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0857534831
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Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards, a rebellious ant called 4179003, or a time-travelling television? Can you imagine that poor old Mr Swimble could see a mysterious vacuum cleaner in the morning, and make cheese sandwiches and yellow elephants magically appear by the afternoon? Welcome to the wonderful world of Sir Terry Pratchett, and fourteen fantastically funny tales from the master storyteller. Bursting from these pages are food fights, pirates, bouncing rabbits and magical pigeons. And a witch riding a vacuum cleaner, of course. 'One of the most consistently funny writers around' Guardian

Dragons At Crumbling Castle

Author: Terence David John Pratchett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544466594
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An illustrated collection of 14 short stories—featuring "dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells"— was written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter. 50,000 first printing.

The Carpet People

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544284712
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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 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. If everyone doesn’t do something about it . . . First published in 1971, this hilarious and wise novel marked the debut of the phenomenal Sir Terry Pratchett. Years later, Sir Terry revised the work, and this special collectable edition includes the updated text, his original color and black-and-white illustrations, and an exclusive story—a forerunner to The Carpet People created by the seventeen-year-old nascent writer who would become one of the world's most beloved storytellers.

The Little Leftover Witch

Author: Florence Laughlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442486775
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Stranded for a year on the ground after a crash landing with her broom, a little witch is taken in by the Doon family, a situation that brings about compromises on both sides, many happy times and ultimately a big change for the little witch. Simultaneous.

Seriously Funny

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473541883
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‘I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.’ The most quotable writer of our time, Terry Pratchett’s unique brand of wit made him both a bestseller and an enduring, endearing source of modern wisdom. This collection is filled with his funniest and most memorable words about life, the universe and snoring.

The Wizards Of Odd

Author: Peter Haining
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780441004874
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Featuring the masters of science fiction and fantasy at their whimsical, humorous best, a treasury of delightful tales includes unexpected offerings from such luminaries as Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. LeGuin, Terry Pratchett, H. G. Wells, C. S. Lewis, and many others. Reprint.

A Blink Of The Screen

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385538316
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A collection of short fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day. In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short-form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press, and the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas, all of it shot through with Terry's inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

The Wednesday Witch

Author: Ruth Chew
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780449815557
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The arrival of a witch who travels by magic vacuum cleaner is only the beginning of Mary Jane's strange adventures.