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Reaper Man Summary
Terry Pratchett

Everything you need to understand or teach Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett.

  • Reaper Man Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Reaper Man Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Reaper Man Summary

Plot Summary

In Reaper Man, Death develops a personality and begins a mortal life as farmhand Bill Door, starting a backlash of unnatural events including an undead wizard, poltergeist activity, and animated objects. Worst of all, a dangerous hive mall is hatched from "city eggs." Ultimately, the mall is fought and destroyed. Through forging friendships in the mortal realm, Bill Door determines to fight Death, and he defeats the new Death and again takes on the role.

As the novel begins, Death, the grim reaper, is fired for having developed a personality. In exchange for his loyal service, Death is given a small measure of mortal lifetime and allowed to keep his horse Binky. Meanwhile, Windle Poons, a 130-year-old wizard, dies and returns as a zombie when Death does not reap his soul. His former wizard colleagues make several attempts to banish or destroy Windle. Frustrated, the wizards of the...

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Reaper Man Lesson Plans contain 117 pages of teaching material, including:

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