The Wee Free Men
Corgi, 2010 - Children's stories - 336 pages
A wonderful new novel from the Carnegie Medal winner. A riotous, wise, and gripping junior Discworld novel.
Up on the chalk downs known as The Wold, witches are banned -- ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk is 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. There's 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'. When Tiffany's young brother goes missing, Tiffany and the Wee Free Men must join forces to save him from the Queen of the Fairies.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tnilsson - LibraryThing
I heard about the Discworld series for years and read that this was a good place to start. While I liked the story, I wish I'd know that this was a rather simply-written YA novel and seemingly not ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Dawn.Zimmerer - LibraryThing
This book, while YA, has some fantastic adult puns included. The book jacket featured a review from the Oakland Press (Pontiac, MI) which described it as “Monty Python crossed with J.R.R. Tolkien with ... Read full review