Witches Abroad (Discworld Series #12)

Witches Abroad (Discworld Series #12)

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by Terry Pratchett
     
 

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Be careful what you wish for...

Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills—which unforunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata. So now it's up to Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and

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Be careful what you wish for...

Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills—which unforunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata. So now it's up to Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg to hop on broomsticks and make for far-distant Genua to ensure the servant girl doesn't marry the Prince.

But the road to Genua is bumpy, and along the way the trio of witches encounters the occasional vampire, werewolf, and falling house (well this is a fairy tale, after all). The trouble really begins once these reluctant foster-godmothers arrive in Genua and must outwit their power-hungry counterpart who'll stop at nothing to achieve a proper "happy ending"—even if it means destroying a kingdom.

Editorial Reviews

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 • "A true original among contemporary writers." —The Times

 • "Pratchett's writing is a constant delight. No one mixes the fantastical and mundane to better comic effect or offers sharper insights into the absurdities of modern endeavour." —Daily Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061020612
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Discworld Series, #12
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
608,514
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.14(h) x 1.04(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back.

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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Witches Abroad (Discworld Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
bjpGA More than 1 year ago
Classic Terry P, read it you won't be disappointed, Greebo has a bigger role. Wish more of these were made into movies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Granny Weatherwax is my hero!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Really awesome. I love the witches, Nanny Ogg is so funny. I would reccomend it to anyone who likes an amusing and educational read that's also very quick. I love Discworld. Neem! Everyone should worship the great writing of Terry Pratchett as I do!
mtsilence More than 1 year ago
You have never read a Terry Pratchett novel? well you are in for a surprise and magic and delight. Pickup the small slim novel and dive into a realm that is fantasy and wonder with touches of humor, wit and whimsy, bound to be a delightful read and entertaining anytime of day.
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Booksnake More than 1 year ago
The witches are my favorite and this one, with its upturning of fairy tales, is so much fun! I love how Terry Pratchett expects his readers to be half-way intelligent. Nothing is given away - you must pay attention Dear Reader, and keep up! I have a special fondness for the footnotes - there aren't as many of them in this book as I'd like, but they are still fun.
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