The Wee Free Men: The First Tiffany Aching Adventure (Discworld Series #30)

The Wee Free Men: The First Tiffany Aching Adventure (Discworld Series #30)

by Terry Pratchett

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Overview

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. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756932527
Publisher: Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Series: Discworld Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.

Hometown:

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Education:

Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Ethically challenging, beautifully orchestrated, philosophically opposed to the usual plot fixes of fantasy.”
 — Guardian

“A passion for language, wordplay and puns bursts from the pages.”
Daily Telegraph

"Funny, terrifying and enlightening and quite, quite brilliant."
Starburst

"Plenty to laugh at here, not least Pratchett's ability to put a 90 degree spin on the familiar."
The Times

"Teen witch Tiffany is one of [Terry Pratchett's] most formidable creations yet."
Time Out

"Ingenious mélange of fantasy, action, humour, and sly bits of social commentary."
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