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The Wee Free Men

A Tiffany Aching Novel

Terry Pratchett Paul Kidby



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05 March 2024
Series: #30 DiscWorld
The first book in the Tiffany Aching series - five Discworld novels from master-storyteller Terry Pratchett.

Tiffany wants to be a witch when she grows up.

A proper one, with a pointy hat. And flying, she's always dreamed of flying (though it's cold up there, you have to wear really thick pants, two layers).

But she's worried Tiffany isn't a very 'witchy' name. And a witch has always protected Tiffany's land, to stop the nightmares getting through.

Now the nightmares have taken her brother, and it's up to her to get him back.

With a horde of unruly fairies at her disposal, Tiffany is not alone. And she is the twentieth granddaughter of her Granny Aching- shepherdess extraordinaire, and protector of the land.

Tiffany Aching. Now there's a rather good name for a witch.

'Quite, quite brilliant' Starburst

Illustrated by:   Paul Kidby
Imprint:   Corgi
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9780552579193
ISBN 10:   055257919X
Series:   #30 DiscWorld
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 11 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Terry Pratchett (Author) Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books which have sold over 100 million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest service to literature was to avoid writing any. Laura Ellen Anderson (Illustrator) When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author and illustrator who lives in North London. The creator of Evil Emperor Penguin for The Phoenix comic, she is also the illustrator of Sibeal Pounder's Witch Wars series and CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell's picture books and Harper fiction series. Laura's first author/illustrator picture book, I Don't Want Curly Hair, was published by Bloomsbury in 2017. She has also created new cover illustrations for Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series. @Lillustrator

Reviews for The Wee Free Men: A Tiffany Aching Novel

"“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."" --Kirkus Reviews"

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