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Wintersmith (Discworld) (original 2006; edition 2007)

by Terry Pratchett

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Title:Wintersmith (Discworld)
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:HarperCollins (2007), Paperback, 464 pages
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Rating:****1/2
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Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (2006)

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Liked it more than the second book, less than the first book. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Tiffany may be the brightest witch of her age, but she's still a dumb kid. She messes up the "winter is coming" dance, and now the Wintersmith is making life difficult. But she also has to deal with witch politics and friendships and boy troubles. Luckily there are other witches, friends, and the feegles to help. Oh man, those tiny Scottish men are still the best. I want them to be in every book. Terry Pratchett's ideas and philosophies still feel a little weird coming out of Tiffany's head, but I enjoy it nonetheless. ( )
  jlharmon | Nov 3, 2016 |
Re-reread June 2015.

The Tiffany Aching stories are more than simple YA adventures. The young protagonist is a magically talented witch-in-training, but she's also an excellent example for young readers. She's responsible, intelligent, and a deep thinker. It's not magic that makes Tiffany such an admirable character; it's her more mundane talents. These are skills that real people in the real world can cultivate. ( )
  DLMorrese | Oct 14, 2016 |
Third book in Tiffany Aching's adventures, it adresses romantic issues (after all, she is growing up) as she is confronted with a BIG problem: a god is in love with her. This situation leads to desastrous results. Tiffany, who is still a trainee, starts to question her romantic ambivalence between the Baron's son, Roland, and the fact that a god tries to seduce her - who couldn't feel flattered?
But danger grows and she can't make up her mind, therefore it's up to the other witches, including Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, to help her understand her priorities. I also like the way that Granny's cat, You, is given its part as a comic relief in a memorable scene with Greebo the 'evil' cat. Having been following Tiffany's adventures for the last 3 books, I shall keep reading, as the plot is quite good (in spite of the series being YA). ( )
  soniaandree | Jun 23, 2016 |
A delightful romp of characters that turned a long road trip into an adventure, Terry Pratchett has my undying thanks. My twelve-year-old daughter associated with Tiffany, my son liked the Wintersmith and the insane Nac Mac's ("Oh, waily, waily! It's the pursing of the arms!"), I found the Nac Mac's hilarious and the witches convincing, while my older brother loves anything to do with 'Sir Terry's' Discworld. There were no complaints about how long the road was, or when the trip would be over, so obviously, this children's story has the ability to span the age gap. ( )
  Ermina | Feb 25, 2016 |
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Pratchett, LynAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Briggs, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kidby, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Matthews, RobinAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mayer, BillCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paracchini, FabioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060890339, Paperback)

When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. Because if Tiffany doesn't make it to Spring—

—Spring won't come.

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When witch-in-training Tiffany Aching accidentally interrupts the Dance of the Seasons and awakens the interest of the elemental spirit of Winter, she requires the help of the six-inch-high, sword-wielding, sheep-stealing Wee Free Men to put the seasons aright.… (more)

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