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The Wee Free Men (Discworld) by Terry…

The Wee Free Men (Discworld) (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Terry Pratchett

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A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.
Title:The Wee Free Men (Discworld)
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:HarperCollins (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
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The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett (2003)

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Other than Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, I'd never actually read any Pratchett before. Then my friend Genny bought this book for me. I ended up putting it on the bedtime story shelf and my thirteen-year-old picked it, but it ended up being one of those books that the whole family showed up for -- even my husband.

It was great fun to read, even with the challenge of trying to do a whole bunch of different Scottish voices. Tiffany is, of course, a fantastic character, and I can see why my friend Genny was enthusiastic enough to buy me a copy of this for no occasion at all. My husband was delighted to learn that there are more books in this series, so the next one is now sitting on our bedtime story shelf waiting to be chosen... ( )
  greeniezona | Oct 9, 2019 |
Read this out loud to my kids, who are 9, 6, and 3 years old, and my mother, who is 67. And they all loved it. Pratchett is a genius, his humor is delightful, and his writing and especially characterization, is compelling. ( )
  laureenH | Aug 26, 2019 |
  asophs_fables | Aug 13, 2019 |
This was a fun book. I liked the characters, especially the Wee Free Men. It was a humorous adventure and a nice addition to Discworld. ( )
  Cora-R | Jul 20, 2019 |
This book is a riot! I have seen it described as a "cross between Monty Python and J R R Tolkien" and I think that's accurate. Those Wee Free Men are fabulous. I kept hearing them in Billy Connolly's Scottish accent ( think of the nutter squirrel in the movie 'Open Season').
Tiffany is a 9 year old girl who sets out to rescue her annoying little brother, from a rather spoiled and kleptomaniacal Queen of the realm of dreams. She likes stealing children from the "real" world. During this adventure Tiffany discovers a thing or two about herself and her family.
A definite recommend.
( )
  a1stitcher | Jun 22, 2019 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Terry Pratchettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Aljinovic, BorisSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bartocci, MaurizioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brandhorst, AndreasÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Briggs, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gall, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kidby, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Player, StephenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Some things start before other things.
No wonder we dream our way through our lives. To be awake, and see it all as it really is ... no one could stand that for long.
Now ... if you trust in yourself ... and believe in your dreams ... and follow your star ... you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.
“Yes! I'm me! I am careful and logical and I look up things I don't understand! When I hear people use the wrong words, I get edgy! I am good with cheese. I read books fast! I think! And I always have a piece of string! That's the kind of person I am!”
“Zoology, eh? That's a big word, isn't it."

"No, actually it isn't," said Tiffany. "Patronizing is a big word. Zoology is really quite short.”
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