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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407042466
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Wee Free Men

(Discworld Novel 30)




A riotous, wise, and gripping junior Discworld novel from the Carnegie Medal-winning author and acknowledged master of comic fantasy.

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: 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'. Then Tiffany's young brother goes missing and Tiffany and the Wee Free Men must join forces to save him from the Queen of the Fairies . . .

  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407042466
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the authors

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

terrypratchett.co.uk

Laura Ellen Andersen

When she’s not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children’s book author and illustrator who lives in north London. The creator of Evil Emperor Penguin for the Phoenix comic, she is also the illustrator of Sibéal Pounder’s Witch Wars series and CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell’s picture books and Harper fiction series. Laura’s first author/illustrator picture book, I Don’t Want Curly Hair, was published by Bloomsbury in 2017. She has also created new cover illustrations for Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series.

www.lauraellenanderson.co.uk
@Lillustrator

Praise for The Wee Free Men

Plenty to laugh at here, not least Pratchett's ability to put a 90 degree spin on the familiar

The Times

A clear example of a comic fantasy classic and, well . . . Crivens! It deserves t'sell a millyun copies

Sunday Express

. . . a funny and thought-provoking fantasy, with powerfully visual scenes and characters that remain with readers. A glorious read.

School Library Journal

Quite, quite brilliant

Starburst

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