The Wee Free Men
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The Wee Free Men : (Abridged ed.)

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A CD of the gripping junior Discworld novel from the Carnegie Medal-winning author and acknowledged master of comic fantasy. Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned - ever since the Baron\'s son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk\'s no good for magic. 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...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio
  • 125 x 143 x 24mm
  • Random House Children\'s Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0552150649
  • 9780552150644
  • 323,590

Review quote

"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 * "This book is a clear example of a comic fantasy classic and, well...Crivens! It deserves t'sell a millyun copies." * Sunday Express *show more

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (Author) 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.ukPaul Kidby (Illustrator) Paul Kidby is thirty-four and lives behind an easel in Dorset. He is best-known for his illustrations of Discworld and its inhabitants in The Pratchett Portfolio, The Discworld Diaries, The Tourist Guide to Lancre and his prints and greeting cards.show more

Back cover copy

There's trouble on the Aching farm - a monster in the river, a headless horseman in the driveway and nightmares spreading down from the hills. And now Tiffany Aching's little brother has been stolen by the Queen of the Fairies (although Tiffany doesn't think this is entirely a bad thing). Tiffany's got to get him back. To help her, she has a weapon (a frying pan), her granny's magic book (well, Diseases of the Sheep, actually) and - 'Crivens! Whut aboot us, ye daftie!' - oh, yes. She's also got the Nac Mac Feegle, the Wee Free Men, the fightin', thievin', tiny blue-skinned pictsies who were thrown out of Fairyland for being Drunk and Disorderly . . . A wise, witty and wonderfully inventive adventure set in the Discworld®. A CD of the gripping junior Discworld novel from the Carnegie Medal-winning author and acknowledged master of comic fantasy. 'Crivens! Whut aboot us, ye daftie!'show more

Review Text

"This book is a clear example of a comic fantasy classic and, well...Crivens! It deserves t'sell a millyun copies."show more

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72,598 ratings
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4 34% (24,767)
3 15% (10,600)
2 3% (1,839)
1 1% (620)
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