ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * Horn Book Fanfare Book * Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice * SLJ Best Book of the Year
By the beloved and bestselling grandmaster of fantasy, Sir Terry Pratchett, this is the first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality. . . .
Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee Free Men—a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men.
Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .
The five funny and fabulous Tiffany Aching adventures are:
The Wee Free MenA Hat Full of SkyWintersmithI Shall Wear MidnightThe Shepherd’s Crown
Tiffany’s mentors, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, star in the novels Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, and Carpe Jugulum.
And don’t miss Terry Pratchett’s hilarious and wise Discworld novel The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, winner of the Carnegie Medal!
Another Great Story from Pratchett
I adore Tiffany. She’s just the sort of precocious child I was. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Pratchett gives a wonderful commentary on adulthood through the eyes of Tiffany. This was an absolute joy to read.
Great Book overall
This book was assigned to me for ELA and when I started reading it it absolutely loved it I’m only eleven and this book has blown me alway I’m now going to read it to my sister who is three and I hope she loves it as much as me.
The book has a great plot line and is a great book for people who like fantasy’s taking that I love fantasy’s it’s much like the land of stories, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson me also loving all of those series it’s a great book and I hope you read it
Are we still on Discworld?
I think we must be , mistresses Weatherwax and Ogg are here and they are from Lancre, so it seems like good old Discworld.
Sir Terry has done yet another masterful job of creating characters, ones I would like to sit in a pub with, around a fire with, or out with ship on the meadows with. They are very different from Capt. Carrot or Sam Vimes or Nobby Nobbs, but no less fascinating.
I am reading these books before sending them to my 10 year old twin granddaughters, I trust and hope they can find that there ideas about witches might need some serious rethinking. Well, both may yet qualify for a bit of witchcraft.
Great books are characterized by the feeling of regret I feel when coming to the end of them.I certainly regret finishing these books.