The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

The Wee Free Men

Written by Terry Pratchett
Part of the Discworld Novels Series

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First published in 2003, The Wee Free Men is the second story in the Discworld series for young readers. The Queen of the Elves has another attempt at invading the Discworld, by stealing children and infesting dreams. However 9-year-old Tiffany Aching plans to stop them and after finding out she is descended from a witch she sets out with the help of the Wee Free Men to steal her baby brother back. This book is the best sort of Terry Pratchett fantasy.


The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

There's trouble on the Aching farm - a monster in the river, a headless horseman in the driveway and nightmare spreading down from the hills. And now Tiffany Aching's little brother has been stolen by the Queen of the Fairies. Tiffany's got to get him back.

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Plenty to laugh at here, not least Pratchett's ability to put a 90 degree spin on the familiar * The Times * A clear example of a comic fantasy classic and, well . . . Crivens! It deserves t'sell a millyun copies * Sunday Express * A funny and thought-provoking fantasy, with powerfully visual scenes and characters that remain with readers. A glorious read * School Library Journal * 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 *

About the Author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015) was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He had his first story published when he was just thirteen, and after leaving school at seventeen to become a journalist he continued writing, publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and going on to produce the phenomenally successful Discworld and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

Terry Pratchett as well as numerous other books, winning many awards and becoming the UK’s bestselling author. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

He died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about his life and work at

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336 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 17 years


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29th April 2004




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