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The Wee Free Men

Written by Terry Pratchett

Part of the Discworld Novels Series

The Wee Free Men Synopsis

Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned - ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk's no good for magic. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching - a wise shepherd - might have been a witch, but now Granny Aching is dead and it's up to Tiffany to work it all out when strange things begin happening: a fairy-tale monster in the stream, a headless horseman and, strangest of all, the tiny blue men in kilts, the Wee Free Men, who have come looking for the new 'hag'. These are the Nac Mac Feegles, the pictsies, who like nothing better than thievin', fightin' and drinkin'. Then Tiffany's young brother goes missing and Tiffany and the Wee Free Men must join forces to save him from the Queen of the Fairies-

The Wee Free Men Press Reviews

The 'wee free men' themselves play a big part in making the book readable, and Pratchett's take on medieval witchcraft is refreshingly different from that of a certain Ms Rowling. The Independent on Sunday The opposite of funny, says Pratchett, is unfunny, and his books set out to be funny and serious. His latest novel succeeds in both. Quite a lot of lessons for such a rib-tickler. Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Pratchett fans will love this book That's Life! This book was funny and something anyone could read Teen Titles

Book Information

ISBN: 9780385605335
Publication date: 1st May 2003
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back. www.terrypratchett.co.uk @terryandrob

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