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Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching books are a must read (by children and adults), and the second novel in the series is an absolute delight. When Tiffany steps out of her body to check her outfit (as there’s no mirror to hand), something deeply dark and deadly notices and decides to take her place. Tiffany is fascinating, clever, brave and as well as first thoughts, she has second and most importantly third thoughts as she pits her wits against the hiver. The Wee Free Men run wild through the story, stamping on propriety and giving spelling a good kicking. As I chuckled, I also wondered, and stretched my own thoughts out into the world. Terry Pratchett’s ability to write for any age, to make you roar with laughter and then in the next breath, consider and wonder, ensures he sits at the top of the author tree for me. ‘A Hatful of Sky’ cements Tiffany Aching’s place in The Discworld, what a wonderful series within a series this is.
Tiffany Aching is going 'into service': to be a lady, no less, a maid in a big house. At least, this is what she tells her parents. Really, Tiffany is going away to learn magic. But making friends with fellow witches is always difficult when an invisible-being-that-cannot-be-killed takes over your body - stealing money, and threatening violence. Tiffany must use all her witchy cunning to reclaim what's hers. Luckily, she has a bit of help. What's tiny, Scottish and blue all over? A Nac Mac Feegle of course - the rudest type of fairy, and handy to have in a tight spot . . .
Funny, typically humorous . . . A must for any Terry Pratchett fan . . . With its witty and slightly confusing plot-twists and hilarious dialogue, this is, without doubt, another great children's book - Bristol Evening Post
Fantastically inventive and humorous fantasy adventure. Fans will be sky high - The Sunday Times
A great Pratchett strength is the sense that if the jokes . . . were dropped there would still be a good, engaging fantasy thriller here - Independent
Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters - Independent on Sunday
Pratchett's ear for dialogue is superb . . . His deep feeling for landscape, animals, kindness and courage make his adventures deeply satisfying as well as clever - The Times
Publication date: 25/05/2017
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
|Publication date:||25th May 2017|
|Author:||Terry Pratchett, Laura Ellen Andersen|
|Publisher:||Corgi Childrens an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction,|
|Categories:||Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),|
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. Laura Ellen Andersen (Illustrator) 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 ...More About Terry Pratchett, Laura Ellen Andersen