The Wee Free Men (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780060012366, 272pp.
Publication Date: April 29, 2003
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. . . .
About the Author
Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.
Praise For The Wee Free Men…
— 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.”
— ALA Booklist
“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)