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A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

A Hat Full of Sky (2004)

by Terry Pratchett

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    Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (bibliovermis)
    bibliovermis: The third Tiffany Aching book. Even better than the first two.
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    Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett (bostonian71)
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    Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Similar style of writing - whimsical and magical
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    The New Policeman by Kate Thompson (Bitter_Grace)

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2nd book about Tiffany Aching- Nac Mac Feegles- Hiver ( )
  Quilby | Jan 18, 2017 |
Tiffany Aching continues her adventures as she must leave her beloved chalk uplands and begin her apprenticeship with a more experienced witch. Of course, wild adventures ensue including plenty of humorous activities involving the wee blue free men. Dark forces of evil must be contended with and Tiffany must learn to milk her mentor's goat. The story is engaging, but Pratchett, as usual, delves into the philosophical realm as well in a way that enriches rather than dampening the story. Suitable for intermediate and young adult readers but equally satisfying for adults. Every Pratchett novel I read becomes my new "favorite" and this is no exception. ( )
  kaitanya64 | Jan 3, 2017 |
Tiffany Aching is an apprentice witch! And she's not good at the magic. At least, not the simple magic they are trying to teach her. She can do a weird thing where she steps out of her body. And she can make cheese. Tiffany Aching is good at cheese. But there's a hiver on the loose, possessing people, and Tiffany is on its radar. The feegles have left the Chalk to come protect Tiffany, and she has the experienced witches and new apprentice friends, but this is going to be a hard task.

Tiffany's grownup attitudes are starting to fit her age better. Or maybe I just got over the fact that she is too young to talk like Terry Pratchett. She's overly cocky, like any 10 year old. I like that Tiffany, even though everyone knows she's talented, still has are hard time with witchcraft. She has to figure out how to make her own way. Being the Chalk witch is a slightly different job from being a mountain witch. And Tiffany needs all of her cleverness to figure it out. Well, and the feegles help. The feegles are always great. And I can't wait til Wintersmith when I can have Stephen Briggs narrating again. ( )
  jlharmon | Nov 3, 2016 |
Re-reread June 2015. Still wonderful. ( )
  DLMorrese | Oct 14, 2016 |
The second adventures of Tiffany Aching, trainee witch, appear to be as good the first book in the series. This time, she appears to be taken over by a 'dark passenger' (term used in Jeff Lindsay's Dexter novels), a hiver (Pratchett's word for it), which is keen on spreading mayhem through Tiffany. Where this one is interesting is that it is a crossover with the witches, as Granny Weatherwax cannot but help Tiffany (in her own way). There are also other witches and trainee ones, as well as a witch competition as a backgroung plot. The writing style is good, the YA novel reads well, there's a good reading pace and we become attached to the characters. It's also good to have the focus on someone else than Granny Weatherwax, it makes a nice balance with the usual witches books. ( )
  soniaandree | Jun 23, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060586621, Mass Market Paperback)

Something is coming after Tiffany ...

Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic -- not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!

What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself ... if it can be done at all.

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Tiffany Aching, a young witch-in-training, learns about magic and responsibility as she battles a disembodied monster with the assistance of the six-inch-high Wee Free Men and Mistress Weatherwax, the greatest witch in the world.

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