The Wee Free Men

The Wee Free Men

Audiobook Cassette - 2003
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Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle -- aka the Wee Free Men -- a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny. Together, they battle through an eerie and ever-shifting landscape, fighting brutal flying fairies, dream-spinning dromes, and grimhounds -- black dogs with eyes of fire and teeth of razors -- before ultimately confronting the Queen of the Elves, absolute ruler of a world in which reality intertwines with nightmare. And in the final showdown, Tiffany must face her cruel power alone...In a riveting narrative equal parts suspense and humor, Carnegie Medalist Terry Pratchett returns to his internationally popular Discworld with a breath-taking tale certain to leave fans, new and old, enthralled.
Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, p2003.
ISBN: 9780060566258
Characteristics: 7 sound cassettes :,1 7/8 ips., stereo.
Additional Contributors: Briggs, Stephen 1951-


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Nov 19, 2013

blue_lion_2948 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Dec 19, 2012

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Jun 01, 2013

Another thoroughly enjoyable Terry Pratchett novel - this one introduces the "Wee Free Men" ("Pictsies") who provide a continual backdrop to all the books in Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series. Despite the title however, this book is more about Tiffany Aching's beginnings as a witch, with the help of this group of rowdy, hard drinking, simple honest thieves and brawlers.

Apr 28, 2012

This is classified as a young adult novel, but I believe it would appeal to all ages, from around 8 on up through adult.

No sooner does Tiffany Aching discover she's a witch than she must set out to rescue her little brother from an evil magic queen. Good thing she has the Nac Mac Feegle (Wee Free Men) on her side.


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