The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

(Discworld Novel 28)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407070509

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8814

IT’S A RAT-EAT-RAT WORLD . . . Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice – a streetwise tomcat – leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money. Until they run across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil . . .

Terry Pratchett's the Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Author: Terry Pratchett,Matthew Holmes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408145630

Category: Children's plays, English

Page: 56

View: 3510

Terry Prattchett's immortal Amazing Maurice in a musical adaptation, with everything you need for schools to perform.

Oxford Playscripts: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Author: Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198314943

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8915

An engaging clasroom 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...

Guards! Guards!: The Play

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144811053X

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9932

Terry Pratchett's infamous city of Ankh-Morpork is under threat from a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon, summoned by a secret society of malcontented tradesmen. Defending Ank-Morpork against this threat is the entire, underpaid, undervalued City Night Watch - a drunken and world-weary Captain, a cowardly and overweight Sergeant, a small opportunistic Corporal of dubious parentage...and their newest recruit, Lance Constable Carrot, who is upright, literal, law-abiding and keen. Aiding them in their fight for truth, justice and the Ankh-Morporkian way are a small swamp dragon and the Librarian of Unseen University (who just happens to be an orang-utan).

Youth Cultures

Texts, Images, and Identities

Author: Kerry Mallan,Sharyn Pearce

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275974091

Category: Education

Page: 203

View: 2325

The contributors to this volume present challenging ways of applying critical ideas and theoretical frameworks to the crucial issues that surround youth and the cultures they inhabit as evidenced in their literature, magazines, computer games, films, television programs, popular music, and fashion.

Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards!

The Play

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552144312

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 3667

Terry Pratchett's infamous city of Ankh-Morpork is under threat from a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon, summoned by a secret society of malcontented tradesmen. Defending Ank-Morpork against this threat is the entire, underpaid, undervalued City Night Watch - a drunken and world-weary Captain, a cowardly and overweight Sergeant, a small opportunistic Corporal of dubious parentage...and their newest recruit, Lance Constable Carrot, who is upright, literal, law-abiding and keen. Aiding them in their fight for truth, justice and the Ankh-Morporkian way are a small swamp dragon and the Librarian of Unseen University (who just happens to be an orang-utan).

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: G-P

Author: Donald Haase

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334436

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 1160

View: 2465

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Mort

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552152617

Category: Children's stories

Page: 316

View: 7050

"This edition from Terry Pratchett finds Mort ending up as Death's apprentice. The job comes with some perks, bed and board, plus free use of the company horse.

Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literature

The Power of Story

Author: Caroline Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317935756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

View: 4884

This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different ways these writers establish reader expectations by drawing on conventions in existing genres only to subvert those expectations. Their strategies lead young readers to evaluate for themselves both the power of story to shape our understanding of the world and to develop a sense of identity and agency. Rowling, Jones, and Pratchett provide their readers with fantasies that are pleasurable and imaginative, but far from encouraging escape from reality, they convey important lessons about the complexities and challenges of the real world—and how these may be faced and solved. All three writers deploy the tropes and imaginative possibilities of fantasy to disturb, challenge, and enlarge the world of their readers.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld Coloring Book

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481498460

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 9271

The official Discworld Coloring Book, featuring artwork by acclaimed Discworld artist Paul Kidby! Paul Kidby, Sir Terry Pratchett’s artist of choice, designed the UK covers for the Discworld novels since 2002 and is the author of the definitive portfolio volume The Art of Discworld. Containing black-and-white line drawings based on his hugely popular artwork with original pieces created exclusively for this book, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Coloring Book features iconic Discworld personalities including Granny Weatherwax, Sam Vimes, Archchancellor Ridcully, Rincewind, Tiffany Aching, and, of course, Death. This is the coloring book that all Discworld fans need!