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A Hat Full of Sky: The Continuing Adventures of Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men

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ISBN13: 9780060586607
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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

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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:

"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:

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

Review:

"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

Review:

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

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:

"[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

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:

From the Carnegie Medalist and author of the bestselling Discworld series comes this spine-tingling sequel to The Wee Free Men. 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 30 million copies, Terry Pratchett's brilliantly funny and subtly wise books have been translated into more than 25 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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Maggie_S, October 31, 2010 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
Tiffany Aching is once again called to save herself from destruction by nefarious forces. With help from the Nac Mac Feegle, and other friends, she'll be called upon to test her skills, determination, and herself.

I always use an index card as a bookmark so I can write down particularly interesting passages or turns of phrase. With this book I used to several cards, to the point that I thought I should just memorize the whole book! It was fantastic! I give it Five Stars With a Bullet!
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crowyhead, October 18, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Almost painfully hilarious -- I read this out loud to my partner, and at several points was laughing too hard to continue for quite some time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060586607
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
</b> Terry Pratchett, celebrated creator of the internationally best-selling Discworld series. Carne
Author:
</b> Terry Pratchett, celebrated creator of the internationally best-selling Discworld series. Carnegie Medalist and writer extraordinaire. </p> LANGUAGE: eng
Author:
</b> Terry Pratchett, celebrated creator of the internationally best-selling Discworld series. Carne
Author:
by Terry Pratchett
Author:
</b> Terry Pratchett, celebrated creator of the internationally best-selling Discworld series. Carnegie Medalist and writer extraordinaire. </p>
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.97 in 16.4 oz
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 288 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060586607 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 , "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 , "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 , "[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 , "[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 , "A lovely romp for Pratchett fans of all ages."
"Review" by , "Comic interludes, hair-raising danger, and flashbacks mingle in perfect proportion."
"Synopsis" by , From the Carnegie Medalist and author of the bestselling Discworld series comes this spine-tingling sequel to The Wee Free Men. Tiffany Aching is off to begin her apprenticeship in magic, but she's being followed by an insidious presence.
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