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Wintersmith: A Tiffany Aching Adventure

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ISBN13: 9780060890315
ISBN10: 0060890312
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At 9, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland.

At 11, she battled an ancient body-stealing evil.

At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you're thirteen...

But the Wintersmith isn't exactly a boy. He is Winter itself — snow, gales, icicles — all of it. When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses out of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever.

Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to Spring. She'll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. They —

Crivens! Tiffany will need the Wee Free Men, too! She'll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pictsies ever to be banished from Fairyland — whether she wants it or not.

It's going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn't survive until Spring —

— Spring won't come.

Review:

"[Y]et another rollicking, clever, and quite charming adventure is brought to readers, who will find themselves delighted again — or for the first time — by Pratchett's exuberant storytelling." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"Pratchett once again delivers a sidesplittingly funny adventure that overlays a deeply thoughtful inquiry into the nature of narrative and identity....This one is verra weel done indeed." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[O]verall it is great fun — vintage Pratchett, in fact. Tiffany Aching fans will love the book, and newcomers to Pratchett will love it as well. In short, this book is not to be missed." VOYA

Review:

"Funny, wise, and suspenseful, this is yet another wonderful fantasy from the popular author of The Wee Free Men and A Hat Full of Sky...as well as many other delightful novels." KLIATT

Synopsis:

In the third adventure of Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men (after The Wee Free Men and A Hat Full of Sky), Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy who is winter itself.

Synopsis:

< p> At 9, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland. < /p> < p> At 11, she battled an ancient body-stealing evil. < /p> < p> At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you're thirteen. . . . < /p> < p> But the Wintersmith isn't < i> exactly< /i> a boy. He is Winter itself& #8212; snow, gales, icicles& #8212; < i> all of it< /i> . When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses out of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. < /p> < p> Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to Spring. She'll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. They& #8212; < /p> < p> < i> Crivens < /i> Tiffany will need the Wee Free Men too She'll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pictsies ever to be banished from Fairyland& #8212; whether she wants it or not. < /p> < p> It's going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn't survive until Spring& #8212; < /p> < p> & #8212; Spring won't come. < /p>

Synopsis:

At 9, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland.

At 11, she battled an ancient body-stealing evil.

At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you're thirteen. . . .

But the Wintersmith isn't exactly a boy. He is Winter itself-; snow, gales, icicles-; all of it. When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses out of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever.

Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to Spring. She'll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. They-;

Crivens! Tiffany will need the Wee Free Men too! She'll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pictsies ever to be banished from Fairyland-; whether she wants it or not.

It's going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn't survive until Spring-;

-; Spring won't come.

About the Author

Bestselling author Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular writers. His first short story was published when he was 13, and his first book was published when he was 23. Mr. Pratchett's novels have been translated into over two dozen languages, and have sold more than 45 million copies. He received Britain's highest honor for a children's book, the Carnegie Medal, for The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. Mr. Pratchett has one grown daughter and lives in England with his wife and several cats.

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crowyhead, April 16, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Anything involving the Wee Free Men is hilarious, and this is no exception. I didn't feel like it hung together quite as well as the first two books, plotwise; there were a couple of secondary plot elements that seemed, if not recycled, somewhat predictable. It's still totally great, though, and if the first two Tiffany Aching books weren't so spectacular, I probably would have rated it 5/5.
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Scott Hays, November 22, 2006 (view all comments by Scott Hays)
Witches don't do magic. Witches may cast spells, but mostly they just know the folks whom they serve. For witches are, after all, servants. They may have a mind of their own, and they may not be too easy to get along with, but a witch is ... after all ... precisely what people think she should be.

So we discover as Tiffany Aching matures in this, the third Tiffany Aching story. And it is, as Pratchett so often sets it up to be, a story about "stories". In the stories ... at least, in these kinds of basic stories ... the hero must overcome fear and terror, most particularly the fear and terror of monsters inside his own head; the ones he brings with him. Even an unlikely small hero, like a Nac Mac Feegle. Like Rob Anybody. Or Roland of Lancre.

A Pratchett witch story is not complete without Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and the other witches of Discworld. Throw in some fearless Feegles and a wee big hag, and this one will have you wishing for just one more.

Please!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060890315
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
by Terry Pratchett
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Winter
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fairies
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 26, 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Pages:
323
Dimensions:
9.28x6.36x1.13 in. 1.24 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 323 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060890315 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Y]et another rollicking, clever, and quite charming adventure is brought to readers, who will find themselves delighted again — or for the first time — by Pratchett's exuberant storytelling."
"Review" by , "Pratchett once again delivers a sidesplittingly funny adventure that overlays a deeply thoughtful inquiry into the nature of narrative and identity....This one is verra weel done indeed."
"Review" by , "[O]verall it is great fun — vintage Pratchett, in fact. Tiffany Aching fans will love the book, and newcomers to Pratchett will love it as well. In short, this book is not to be missed."
"Review" by , "Funny, wise, and suspenseful, this is yet another wonderful fantasy from the popular author of The Wee Free Men and A Hat Full of Sky...as well as many other delightful novels."
"Synopsis" by , In the third adventure of Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men (after The Wee Free Men and A Hat Full of Sky), Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy who is winter itself.
"Synopsis" by , < p> At 9, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland. < /p> < p> At 11, she battled an ancient body-stealing evil. < /p> < p> At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you're thirteen. . . . < /p> < p> But the Wintersmith isn't < i> exactly< /i> a boy. He is Winter itself& #8212; snow, gales, icicles& #8212; < i> all of it< /i> . When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses out of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. < /p> < p> Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to Spring. She'll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. They& #8212; < /p> < p> < i> Crivens < /i> Tiffany will need the Wee Free Men too She'll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pictsies ever to be banished from Fairyland& #8212; whether she wants it or not. < /p> < p> It's going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn't survive until Spring& #8212; < /p> < p> & #8212; Spring won't come. < /p>
"Synopsis" by , At 9, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland.

At 11, she battled an ancient body-stealing evil.

At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you're thirteen. . . .

But the Wintersmith isn't exactly a boy. He is Winter itself-; snow, gales, icicles-; all of it. When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses out of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever.

Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to Spring. She'll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. They-;

Crivens! Tiffany will need the Wee Free Men too! She'll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pictsies ever to be banished from Fairyland-; whether she wants it or not.

It's going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn't survive until Spring-;

-; Spring won't come.

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