Terry Pratchett was thirteen years old when he sold his first book, The Carpet People in 1971. With the money he made he bought himself a typewriter and became a full time writer in the 80s, becoming one of the most prolific children's authors. Sadly I have not read any of his books but since his passing I have ordered his entire Discworld Series and a few other classics, hoping the young readers of today fall in love with the whimsical world he created. This is my top five list of books I need to read.
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