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ISBN13: 9780060586621
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Staff Pick

This is a wonderful fantasy full of wit, witches, and suspense. Written by the well-known author of the Discworld series, A Hat Full of Sky follows the marvelous We Free Men but stands well on its own. So sit back and enjoy this great summer read.
Recommended by Richard C., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

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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.

The Author: Terry Pratchett, celebrated creator of the internationally best-selling Discworld series. Carnegie Medalist and writer extraordinaire.

Review:

"By turns hilarious and achingly beautiful, this be just right." Kirkus Reviews

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"Pratchett maintains the momentum of the first book, and fans will relish the further adventures of the 'big wee hag,' as Tiffany is known to the Feegles." Booklist

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"Readers will curl up to read with a sigh of contentment." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Review:

"[I]t's the author's lyrical, playful prose and his deft touch with character and the lived-in details of Discworld that make A Hat Full of Sky so enjoyable." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"This book is full of irreverent humor, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and many memorable characters....Fans of the previous book are in for another treat." School Library Journal

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"The ever-inventive Pratchett comes through once again with a comic delight that will engage fantasy fans and make them think, too....Exceptional book." KLIATT

Review:

"[T]he best of the Discworld series yet....This coming-of-age story is a great adventure with plenty of magic and laughs and a journey to find one's 'soul and center.' It is highly recommended for all collections." VOYA

Review:

"A lovely romp for Pratchett fans of all ages." Locus

Review:

"Comic interludes, hair-raising danger, and flashbacks mingle in perfect proportion." Horn Book Magazine

Synopsis:

Something is coming after Tiffany ...

Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic — not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!

What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself ... if it can be done at all.

A Story of Discworld

Synopsis:

Now in paperback--the spine-tingling sequel to "The Wee Free Men" from the Carnegie Medalist and author of the bestselling Discworld series. Tiffany Aching is off to begin her apprenticeship in magic, but she's being followed by an insidious presence.

About the Author

With sales of over 40 million copies, Terry Pratchett's brilliantly funny and subtly wise books have been translated into more than 33 languages.

In addition to his novels about the fantastic flat planet Discworld, Mr. Pratchett has written several children's books, including The Bromeliad Trilogy and the books about Johnny Maxwell: Only You Can Save Mankind, Johnny and the Bomb,and Johnny and the Dead.

Mr. Pratchett won the Carnegie Medal for his first young adult novel set in Discworld, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, which was also named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, one of the New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, and a Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Book of Outstanding Merit.

Mr. Pratchett lives in the English chalk country.

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nrlymrtl, April 19, 2013 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
I truly believe that these books, the Tiffany Aching saga, are Terry Pratchett’s best Discworld books. In fact, you don’t really need to know anything about Discworld in order to enjoy these books. The Feegles, or Wee Free Men, that we met in Book 1 are back in Book 2, causing mayhem, misdirection, and the occasional questionable humor. I believe the humorous and serious notes of this book are even better balanced than Book 1, The Wee Free Men. Tiffany is 11 in this book, and her grandmother has been dead and buried for some years, yet she still has a strong presence in Tiffany’s mind. Mistress Weatherwax, who showed up at the end of Book 1, has a much greater role in Book 2, and there is even bonding over pickles and voles. Indeed, Tiffany has a lot to learn and this adventure takes her up against the wall to find out how strong she is.
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aslandish_jha, January 8, 2011 (view all comments by aslandish_jha)
Terry Pratchett is right up there in my favorite authors, and he delivers well with another book in the richly-charactered Tiffany Aching series. A bit lighter on social commentary than some of his other books, but the thoughts are still there, and mixed in nicely with the action.
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emmy213, October 27, 2006 (view all comments by emmy213)
I love this book! It's a really good read. When I first bought it I thought I would never get into it, but by the second page I couldnt put it down! I recommend it to any teenager who is bored. 5 OUT OF 5!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060586621
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Terry Pratchett
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20060815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.72x4.28x1.18 in. .46 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 448 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780060586621 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This is a wonderful fantasy full of wit, witches, and suspense. Written by the well-known author of the Discworld series, A Hat Full of Sky follows the marvelous We Free Men but stands well on its own. So sit back and enjoy this great summer read.

"Review" by , "By turns hilarious and achingly beautiful, this be just right."
"Review" by , "Pratchett maintains the momentum of the first book, and fans will relish the further adventures of the 'big wee hag,' as Tiffany is known to the Feegles."
"Review" by , "Readers will curl up to read with a sigh of contentment."
"Review" by , "[I]t's the author's lyrical, playful prose and his deft touch with character and the lived-in details of Discworld that make A Hat Full of Sky so enjoyable."
"Review" by , "This book is full of irreverent humor, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and many memorable characters....Fans of the previous book are in for another treat."
"Review" by , "The ever-inventive Pratchett comes through once again with a comic delight that will engage fantasy fans and make them think, too....Exceptional book."
"Review" by , "[T]he best of the Discworld series yet....This coming-of-age story is a great adventure with plenty of magic and laughs and a journey to find one's 'soul and center.' It is highly recommended for all collections."
"Review" by , "A lovely romp for Pratchett fans of all ages."
"Review" by , "Comic interludes, hair-raising danger, and flashbacks mingle in perfect proportion."
"Synopsis" by , Something is coming after Tiffany ...

Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic — not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!

What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself ... if it can be done at all.

A Story of Discworld

"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback--the spine-tingling sequel to "The Wee Free Men" from the Carnegie Medalist and author of the bestselling Discworld series. Tiffany Aching is off to begin her apprenticeship in magic, but she's being followed by an insidious presence.

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