The Wee Free Men

Category: Book
By (author): Pratchett, Terry
Series: Tiffany Aching
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Girls & Women
Audience: young adult
Awards: ALA Notable Children’s Book
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
Horn Book Fanfare
School Library Journal Best Book
Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
Book Sense Pick
Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.79in
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From The Publisher*

The first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.

A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality. . . .

Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle-aka the Wee Free Men-a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men.

Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .

Review Quote*"With its wry wit and acerbic collision of the mystical with the mundane, the latest book in Pratchett's internationally popular Discworld, is good solid storytelling done in a style that reads like Celtic mythology fused with the girl power of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" with dialogue by Robert Burns."
Review Quote*"Exuberant and irresistible. Pratchett's tale recalls a whole variety of texts in which underestimated heroines confront the forces of darkness-Meg Murry of A Wrinkle in Time, Coraline of Neil Gaiman's recent novel, Lyra Belacqua of The Golden Compass, Miss Bianca of The Rescuers, even Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Review Quote*"A smart retelling [that] delves into weighty issues but keeps its sense of dark humor."
Review Quote*Wonderful language, genuinely scary explorations, and a young girl whose growing up is believable and exciting."
Review Quote*"An enthralling and rewarding read."
Review Quote*"Set in a chillingly unrecognizable ‘fairyland,' this ingenious melange of fantasy, action, humor, and sly bits of social commentary contains complex underlying themes on the nature of love, reality, and dreams. The Carnegie Medal-winner's fans will not be disappointed."
Review Quote*"Perfect for anyone who enjoys The Princess Bride and the works of Douglas Adams. A wonderfully funny fantasy for all ages."
Review Quote*A glorious read."