Synopses & Reviews
: 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.
"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
"By turns hilarious and achingly beautiful, this be just right." Kirkus Reviews
"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
"Readers will curl up to read with a sigh of contentment." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"[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
"[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
"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
"A lovely romp for Pratchett fans of all ages." Locus
"Comic interludes, hair-raising danger, and flashbacks mingle in perfect proportion." Horn Book Magazine
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.
The second in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
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.
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.