The Wee Free Men
By Terry Pratchett
(HarperCollins, Mass Market Paperback, 9780060012380, 400pp.)
Publication Date: June 2004
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 Feegleaka the Wee Free Mena 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. . . .
A Story of Discworld
Sir Terry Pratchett's many honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Printz Honor, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Britain's Carnegie Medal, the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for lasting contribution to young adult literature, and the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. His books have sold more than 75 million copies worldwide. Knighted for his "services to literature," Sir Terry lives in England with his wife and many cats.
“Like Celtic mythology fused with ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’”
-New York Times Book Review
“Wonderful language, genuinely scary explorations, and a young girl whose growing up is believable and exciting.”
-The Chicago Tribune
“An enthralling and rewarding read.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A glorious read.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)
“Just the package to appeal to those who admire not just a brave heart but a quick comeback as well.”
-The Horn Book (starred review)
“The Carnegie Medal winner’s fans will not be disappointed.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The humor and the danger will appeal to Discworld fans and also readers who relish J. K. Rowling’s Harry.”
“A lovely romp for Pratchett fans of all ages.”
“Perfect for anyone who enjoys The Princess Bride and the works of Douglas Adams.” (starred review)