A Hat Full of Sky: The Second Tiffany Aching Adventure (Discworld Series #32)

A Hat Full of Sky: The Second Tiffany Aching Adventure (Discworld Series #32)

by Terry Pratchett
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A Hat Full of Sky: The Second Tiffany Aching Adventure (Discworld Series #32) by Terry Pratchett

The Heroine: Tiffany Aching, incipient witch and cheese maker extraordinaire. Once saved world from Queen of the Elves. Is about to discover that battling evil monarchs is child's play compared to mortal combat with a Hiver (see below). At eleven years old, is boldest heroine ever to have confronted the Forces of Darkness while armed with a frying pan.

The Threat: A Hiver, insidious disembodied presence drawn to powerful magic. highly dangerous, frequently lethal. Cannot be stopped with iron or fire. Its target: Tiffany Aching (see above).

The Nac Mac Feegle: A.k.a. the Wee Free Men. Height: six inches. Color: blue. Famed for drinking, stealing, and fighting. Will attack anything larger than themselves. Members include: Rob Anybody, Daft Wullie, and Awfully Wee Billy Bigchin. Allies to Tiffany Aching (see above).

The Book: Hilarious, breathtaking, spine-tingling sequel to the acclaimed Wee Free Men.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060586607
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/25/2004
Series: Discworld Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 656,009
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About 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.

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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A Hat Full of Sky: The Second Tiffany Aching Adventure (Discworld Series #32) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have bought some of his books and got them from the library so i have read the whole tiffany aching series and the whole discworld series so trust me you want this book
sunshineLF More than 1 year ago
A very fun read. This second in the Tiffany Aching series is even better that the first.
Calipso More than 1 year ago
When my family goes on roadtrips, we always grab a book and I will read out loud for the duration of the trip. It's a great way to keep everyone entertained and my father awake to drive. We just finished the Tiffany Aching series. It was an instant favorite. There were several times when I worried for my life because my dad was laughing so hard! The characters are incredibly likeable, the plot is so easy to follow, and it's filled with little gems of wisdom (like, just because you have no teeth doesn't mean you're wise, it just means you've been stupid for a very long time). These are books that will have you coming back again and again, chuckling every time.
britcat2 More than 1 year ago
I enjoy most of Terry Pratchett's novels, but especially like his Tiffany Aching series; she's a believable and practical 13 year old who just happens to be training as a witch. I presume this series is aimed at younger readers, but it's very entertaining for adults. I love his small blue men, the Nac McFeegles. Terry Pratchett's witches may use magic, but they're more about using psychology than waving wands.
Larner More than 1 year ago
When young Tiffany Aching goes off to be apprenticed as a witch-in-training, at first no one but Miss Tick seems to expect much of her. Certainly becoming the Witch of the Chalk shouldn't prove to be so--so mundane! But no one is at yet aware of Tiffany's ability to step outside herself, a rare and powerful magic skill. And that ability draws after her an arcane being who seeks to fill itself up at the cost of all it has fastened upon. Now it is up to Tiffany and Granny Weatherwax, with the help of the Nac Mac Feegles, to contain this Hiver, as it is called, and to find a way to protect the Diskworld and its inhabitants from it for the future. Hilarious and thought-provoking, this is all we have come to expect from Terry Pratchett, a marvelous writer! An excellent introduction to the Diskworld for anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eleven-year-old Tiffany Aching leaves the Chalk and her friends, the six-inch Nac Mac Feegle, to apprentice as a witch in training to a professional. Saying goodbye to Granny Aching was hard and departing from her Wee Free Men pals (at least her buddies when the Nac Mac Feegle are not drunk) is not easy, but service at her advanced age is expected. So though her parents are fooled as to whom she will work for, Tiffany leaves with Miss Tick to begin her training. Unlike when she was young and immature, Tiffany as she enters adolescence has become aware of her looks. This attentiveness to her outer beauty makes her prone to attack from terrible beings. The hiver, a being that seeks out the potentially powerful by stealing control of the host¿s mind until the victim dies, sees Tiffany as a perfect lodging locale. The parasite begins the pre-occupation and occupation with only Nac Mac Feegle to try to rescue his young pal.

As he did with the way out THE WEE FREE MEN, Terry Pratchett does again with the sequel that is as sharp a satire as a reader will find. The story line makes it clear that to find one¿s full self, one must accept flaws, blemishes, and foibles; not an easy task in a youthful beauty is best society. Tiffany and Nac Mac are terrific characters though they be inane at times and the hiver is as vile a villain as there is. A HAT FULL OF SKY is amusing, but though nutty, the plot never loses sight of the key underlying message while entertaining the author¿s vast universe of fans.

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Anonymous 8 months ago
Thanks for Terry Prachett
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stuckathome More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in a new Discworld story stream which now encompasses four books. Set in The Chalk, an area between the Sto Plains and Lancre (where the witches live), the story concerns a young farmer's daughter who is a whiz at cheese-making (they raise sheep and cows). Her grandmother was the most renowned shepherd anywhere on the Chalk, and Tiffany Aching appears to have inherited many of her grandmother's abilities, including what we would call the paranormal ones. In this book, Tiffany goes to work for/learn from a witch in Lancre as part of her training, but something nasty has followed her. The Nac Mac Feegle, or Wee Free Men, who watch over Tiffany, follow also to help her fight off the something nasty. It's always fun to enter another world, one with different rules, particularly if there are little blue men shouting "Crivens!" to look forward to. And if the leader of these little men is called Rob Anybody, that's just extra.
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Loved it
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Awesome book
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Funny , kept me wanting to read more! Worth a read
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This book is kinda wierd. I mean when I started it I didn't understand what it was about. But I still give a thumbs up! :)
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Hilariously written. Terry paratchett is and amazing writer
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