The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006265313X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 256
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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

And Other Stories
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448197155
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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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

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner

And Other Stories
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0857534831
Category: Children's stories, English
Page: 318
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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

And Other Tales
Author: Terence David John Pratchett,Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544466594
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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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.

Father Christmas's Fake Beard


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Doubleday Children's
ISBN: 9780857535504
Category: Children's stories
Page: 208
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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.

Nanny Ogg's Cookbook


Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs,Tina Hannan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407034367
Category: Cooking
Page: 176
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'They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else, unless they're talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the ribcage. Anyway, we do not live in a perfect world and it is foresighted and useful for a young woman to become proficient in those arts which will keep a weak-willed man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.' Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld's most famous witches, is passing on some of her huge collection of tasty and above all interesting recipes, since everyone else is doing it. But in addition to the delights of the Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby's Mum's Distressed Pudding, Mrs Ogg imparts her thoughts on life, death, etiquette ('If you go to other people's funerals they'll be sure to come to yours'), courtship, children and weddings, all in a refined style that should not offend the most delicate of sensibilities. Well, not much. Most of the recipes have been tried out on people who are still alive. Nanny Ogg Gratefully Ackowledges the Assistance in this Literary Argosy of: Mr Terry Pratchett, Mr Stephen Briggs, Mlle Tina Hannan and Master Paul Kidby.

The Carpet People


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544284712
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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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.

A Blink of the Screen

Collected Shorter Fiction
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385538316
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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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.

Nation


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061975230
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 384
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When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne—a traveler from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.

Johnny and the Dead


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061975214
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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Post-life citizens Breath challenged Vertically disadvantaged (buried, not short) Johnny Maxwell's new friends not appreciate the term "ghosts," but they are, well, dead. The town council wants to sell the cemetery, and its inhabitants aren't about to take that lying down! Johnny is the only one who can see them, and and the previously alive need his help to save their home and their history. Johnny didn't mean to become the voice for the lifeless, but if he doesn't speak up, who will? In Johnny Maxwell's second adventure, Carnegie Medalist Terry Pratchett explores the bonds between the living and the dead and proves that it's never too late to have the time of your life -- even if it is your afterlife!

Seriously Funny

The Endlessly Quotable Terry Pratchett
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473541883
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 2003
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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.

Where's My Cow?


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 038560937X
Category: Children's stories
Page: 28
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Sam Vimes tries a variation on the usual bedtime story he shares with his son.

The Wizards of Odd

Comic Tales of Fantasy
Author: Peter Haining
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780441004874
Category: Fiction
Page: 347
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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.

The Wednesday Witch


Author: Ruth Chew
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780449815557
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
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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.

Dodger


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062190156
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
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Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London. Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new world when he rescues a young girl from a beating, and 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.

Truckers


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Corgi
ISBN: 9780552551083
Category: Children's stories
Page: 266
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THE BROMELIAD, the magnificent trilogy about nomes, a race of little people struggling to survive in a world of humans. To the thousands of tiny nomes who live under the floorboards of a large department store, there is no Outside. Then they hear that the Store – their whole world – is to be demolished. And the nomes must move to the great Outside.

A Slip of the Keyboard

Collected Nonfiction
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385538332
Category: Humor
Page: 336
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A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day. Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series -- but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him. With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself -- man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orangutans and Dignity in Dying. Snuff was the bestselling adult hardcover novel of 2011. A Blink of the Screen, Terry's short fiction collection, was also one of the bestselling hardcovers of 2012.

Johnny and the Bomb


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061975206
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell has a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This has never been more true than when he finds himself in his hometown on May 21, 1941, over forty years before his birth! An accidental time traveler, Johnny knows his history. He knows England is at war, and he knows that on this day German bombs will fall on the town. It happened. It's history. And as Johnny and his friends quickly discover, tampering with history can have unpredictable—and drastic—effects on the future. But letting history take its course means letting people die. What if Johnny warns someone and changes history? What will happen to the future? If Johnny uses his knowledge to save innocent lives by being in the right place at the right time, is he doing the right thing? Mixing nail-biting suspense with outrageous humor, Terry Pratchett explores a classic time-travel paradox in Johnny Maxwell's third adventure.

The Little Leftover Witch


Author: Florence Laughlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442486783
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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A little lost witch undergoes a magical transformation when she’s loved by a human family in this heartwarming story. When Felina, a little witch, breaks her broom on Halloween and can’t fly home, she is stuck with the Doon family and their black cat, Itchabody, for an entire year. Although she’s homesick and unhappy, the Doon parents and their daughter, Lucinda, do their best to make Felina feel welcome. (And she has no trouble with Itchabody at all!) As time passes, the mischievous Felina learns what it means to be part of a family—and how, with love, she will always belong. This timeless tale, originally published in 1971 and cherished ever since, brims with witchy whimsy and will find a home in the hearts of a new generation of readers.

Black Enough

Stories of Being Young & Black in America
Author: Ibi Zoboi,Tracey Baptiste,Coe Booth,Dhonielle Clayton,Brandy Colbert,Jay Coles,Lamar Giles,Leah Henderson,Justina Ireland,Varian Johnson,Kekla Magoon,Tochi Onyebuchi,Jason Reynolds,Nic Stone,Liara Tamani,Renée Watson,Rita Williams-Garcia
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062698745
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
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A tour-de-force collection of stories about the black experience, by award-winning, bestselling, and emerging African American YA authors. Black is...two sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon, as written by Renée Watson. Black is…Jason Reynolds writing about three guys walking back from the community pool talking about nothing and everything. Black is…Nic Stone’s bougie debutante dating a boy her momma would never approve of. Black is…two girls kissing in Justina Ireland’s story set in Maryland. Black is urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more—because there are countless ways to be black enough. Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, this is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and black in America.