The Wee Free Men (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780060012366, 272pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 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. . . .
Praise For The Wee Free Men…
“A lovely romp for Pratchett fans of all ages.”
“The Carnegie Medal winner’s fans will not be disappointed.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Perfect for anyone who enjoys The Princess Bride and the works of Douglas Adams.” (starred review)
“An enthralling and rewarding read.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Wonderful language, genuinely scary explorations, and a young girl whose growing up is believable and exciting.”
-The Chicago Tribune
“Like Celtic mythology fused with ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’”
-New York Times Book 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)
“A glorious read.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)
“The humor and the danger will appeal to Discworld fans and also readers who relish J. K. Rowling’s Harry.”