The Wee Free Men: The Beginning (Tiffany Aching Adventures #1 & 2)
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The Wee Free Men: The Beginning (Tiffany Aching Adventures #1 & 2)

by Terry Pratchett
     
 

When Tiffany Aching sets out to become a witch, she faces ominous foes and gains unexpected allies. As she confronts the Queen of Fairies and battles an ancient, bodiless evil, she is aided (and most ably abetted) by the six-inch-high, fightin', stealin', drinkin' Wee Free Men!

Laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking action combine in the books that launched the

Overview

When Tiffany Aching sets out to become a witch, she faces ominous foes and gains unexpected allies. As she confronts the Queen of Fairies and battles an ancient, bodiless evil, she is aided (and most ably abetted) by the six-inch-high, fightin', stealin', drinkin' Wee Free Men!

Laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking action combine in the books that launched the unforgettable adventures of a determined young witch and her tiny but fierce blue friends.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - BookSmack!
This combines two Pratchett novels (The WFM and Hatful of Sky) in one gem of a read. Believe me when I tell you that it's funnier - and more fun—than how this review reads. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching has always felt the pull of the supernatural, especially when her granny was around. But she is throttled into hurry-up-offense-witch-in-training mode when the wicked Queen of Fairies kidnaps her little brother. Tiffany has the upper hand, though, because she has a magical toad and the help of the Mac Nac Feegle—hundreds of six-inch-tall rowdy Scots-Irish badasses as good-looking as "a hat full of knuckles" and all over blue from excessive tattooing. If you like Pratchett, you're lucky because he can singlehandedly stock a small library, and he is a wise enough writer to provide a happy escape for readers. And after a long day at the office, sitting in your same broken chair with your same scuffed shoes reading over the thousandth memo about cutting costs ("No more staples!" <3, The Boss), a mini-escape is a dandy solution for what ails ye. A cuppa, your snuggie, and a little Terry P. takes your mind miles away with just the mental break you need to get back in there and face another day doing whatever the hell it is you think you do—even if it's during lunch in your truck with your Rosie-O-Donnell-silhouetted mudflaps. The Aching saga continues with Wintersmith (2006) and wraps with I Shall Wear Midnight (2010). Honorable mention: the prolific Jack Vance. I still spend pleasant evenings with my tattered Ace Double of Monsters in Orbit/The Moon Moth and Other Stories. — Douglas Lord, "Books for Dudes," Booksmack! 1/6/11

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062012173
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Series:
Discworld Series
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
552,163
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

Brief Biography

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

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