The Wee Free Men

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 352 pages
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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. . . .

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Funny like all of Pratchett's work, but with a lot more heart. Tiffany Aching is one of literatures great heros!

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I absolutely love Terry Pratchett and this book is my favourite yet! Especially the bit about the Nac Mac Feegles not being scared of anything except lawyers. Laugh out loud funny and very imaginative.

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About the author (2009)

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

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