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When Tiffany Aching sets out to become a witch, she faces ominous foes and gains unexpected allies. As she confronts the Queen of Fairies and battles an ancient, bodiless evil, she is aided (and most ably abetted) by the six-inch-high, fightin', stealin', drinkin' Wee Free Men. Laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking action combine in the books that launched the unforgettable When Tiffany Aching sets out to become a witch, she faces ominous foes and gains unexpected allies. As she confronts the Queen of Fairies and battles an ancient, bodiless evil, she is aided (and most ably abetted) by the six-inch-high, fightin', stealin', drinkin' Wee Free Men. Laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking action combine in the books that launched the unforgettable adventures of a determined young witch and her tiny but fierce blue friends.


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When Tiffany Aching sets out to become a witch, she faces ominous foes and gains unexpected allies. As she confronts the Queen of Fairies and battles an ancient, bodiless evil, she is aided (and most ably abetted) by the six-inch-high, fightin', stealin', drinkin' Wee Free Men. Laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking action combine in the books that launched the unforgettable When Tiffany Aching sets out to become a witch, she faces ominous foes and gains unexpected allies. As she confronts the Queen of Fairies and battles an ancient, bodiless evil, she is aided (and most ably abetted) by the six-inch-high, fightin', stealin', drinkin' Wee Free Men. Laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking action combine in the books that launched the unforgettable adventures of a determined young witch and her tiny but fierce blue friends.

30 review for The Wee Free Men: The Beginning

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jabiz Raisdana

    So actually this copy is the first two books of the series, and i have decided to stop after the first one While I liked the writing, the characters and much of the plot I found myself oftentimes mired in it and unable to read much are all. Also, the excitement of this new genre for me wore off pretty quickly. Yes it was fun to be filled dreams and wonder and fantasy, but after a while it was hard to continue. If you like dreams, fairies, witches, and bizarre plots, then this book is for you. It So actually this copy is the first two books of the series, and i have decided to stop after the first one While I liked the writing, the characters and much of the plot I found myself oftentimes mired in it and unable to read much are all. Also, the excitement of this new genre for me wore off pretty quickly. Yes it was fun to be filled dreams and wonder and fantasy, but after a while it was hard to continue. If you like dreams, fairies, witches, and bizarre plots, then this book is for you. It is not a simple book by any means and there are gems for the reader curious enough to search for then, I guess I wasn;t really that reader.

  2. 4 out of 5

    William Bentrim

    The Wee Free Men: The Begining by Terry Pratchett This book contains the stories The Wee Free Men and A Hatful of Sky. Tiffany Aching is a witch. A pointy hat witch with no warts but never-the-less she is a witch. She demonstrates to her peers and constituents that she is a competent witch. This book chronicles her development into a witch and her early encounters with weird things and weirder teachers. I hate saying I was wrong. My review of I Shall Wear Midnight was not terribly flattering. We The Wee Free Men: The Begining by Terry Pratchett This book contains the stories The Wee Free Men and A Hatful of Sky. Tiffany Aching is a witch. A pointy hat witch with no warts but never-the-less she is a witch. She demonstrates to her peers and constituents that she is a competent witch. This book chronicles her development into a witch and her early encounters with weird things and weirder teachers. I hate saying I was wrong. My review of I Shall Wear Midnight was not terribly flattering. Well, I’m a convert. I loved this book and I think if I had read this first I would have loved I Shall Wear Midnight as well. Prachett is known for his wacky humor but perhaps less obvious is the wealth of positive moral or value lessons that are adroitly inserted into the humorous rendition in this book. The Wee Free Men embody the characteristics of intoxicated soccer/football fans the world over. The innate moral fiber of Tiffany is stretched when she inadvertently leaves out some of her less beloved personality facets. She rebounds nicely and is able to integrate her first, second and third thoughts. I am now a fan, I liked the value teachings, the humor and the stories. I highly recommend the book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Robyn

    Oh, my. Well, I started this as an audiobook and fell in love with the protagonist, Tiffany. The audiobook was AWESOME and often made me laugh out loud with the portrayal of the wee Scotsmen who Tiffany must, at first, contend with and, eventually, work with. I could not finish the audiobook before it was due back at the library and I did not wish to wait for it again so I took out the print version to finish it up. Of course, by then, I had the voices of the characters firmly in place as I read Oh, my. Well, I started this as an audiobook and fell in love with the protagonist, Tiffany. The audiobook was AWESOME and often made me laugh out loud with the portrayal of the wee Scotsmen who Tiffany must, at first, contend with and, eventually, work with. I could not finish the audiobook before it was due back at the library and I did not wish to wait for it again so I took out the print version to finish it up. Of course, by then, I had the voices of the characters firmly in place as I read, which was an interesting experience. (Sort of like having Jim Dale in my head when I re-read Harry Potter) This is a very funny book but also a thought-provoking one. Don't be fooled if you find it in the Children's section of your bookstore or library! This is worth the read and I found myself noting important life lessons that could hold for any age. You can find summaries of the plot in other places, I'll just tell you that the characters are unique and interesting, the dialogue is out-loud funny, and the story, itself, holds up as one you might even want to re-read someday.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lizzie

    This was a fantastic surprise. I totally underestimated this one. I've never read Pratchett before, and I had some doubt that I would like it, pre-judging the genre Discworld sits in. I knew to expect a style most British, most silly, wit and wordplay and traditional magic, and a dash of zany action. It's a little like I've never outright read Douglas Adams -- he's very very funny (and I like his work a lot when there's people making it as funny as it is) -- but would I want to rest a whole read This was a fantastic surprise. I totally underestimated this one. I've never read Pratchett before, and I had some doubt that I would like it, pre-judging the genre Discworld sits in. I knew to expect a style most British, most silly, wit and wordplay and traditional magic, and a dash of zany action. It's a little like I've never outright read Douglas Adams -- he's very very funny (and I like his work a lot when there's people making it as funny as it is) -- but would I want to rest a whole reading experience on this style? I'm not really sure. Anyway, what do I know, because I was all, all wrong. Truthfully, indeed, the elements here are not immensely far out of the box. So it's hard to know in advance. It's entirely the work of what Pratchett's thought and style brings to the ingredients that sets them to life, and it's wonderful. Tiffany is fantastic, of course, an awesome little girl to hang a story upon. I really like that she is more smart than sass -- she outthinks most of those around her, and has to subvert authority plenty, but also she's often rather silly, as she is 9. (And later, 11. Which as she points out, is completely different.) Her feelings are thoughtful and complexly drawn. Her world on her farm, her shepherding culture, comes greatly to life instead of being a pat setting. I enjoyed being there so much, right away. Her love and memories of her tough grandmother, taking strength in retrospect from the things she learned from her. How she keeps remembering the day she gave Granny the china shepherdess, with such regret. And I just gotta say somewhere, Granny's dogs named Thunder and Lightning, are you kidding me, they're so cool. I loved Tiffany's journey through dreamland to rescue the baby brother she otherwise can't stand for another second. (He's been taken, and that's wrong -- when she uses him for monster bait, that's different! He's her brother!) Everyone I talked to about the books told me they liked this book less than the second book, but I actually disagreed. I was impressed that something as frankly unoriginal as "this is a land where dreams are real" came alive so well. Because of what happens in the second book, in a way it's Tiffany that goes missing, and I like her so much more in action as herself. Also. This one is important. I loved the Feegles. The little magic people who help Tiffany, essentially leprechauns, who speak in a ridiculous brogue and are mostly men and are mostly there for madcap antics and, man. I CAN'T BELIEVE I LOVED THOSE GUYS. Because if I were explaining them to myself two months ago, I would say to myself, "I am going to hate those guys." Wrong, Liz! Own the facts! As much as they love kebabs, I loved the Feegles. I cracked up aloud on the subway every day at something they said. They are so funny, it's incredible. (Also particularly liked when Tiffany had to pause and take the toad out of her pocket to check if whatever they'd just said was an insult or not.) (And once, they claim to be "bigger on the inside.") The narration is just a total pleasure to read. It's funny, but sharp. He's not just constructing jokes, he's setting up a way to say the most excellent things. Such as an incredibly brilliant funny paragraph that culminates, "With balloons, as with life itself, it is important to know when not to let go of the string." And more personally, Tiffany's lessons in both these books are beautiful. She learns so much from the witches she meets, about being smart and doing hard things. Probably the best thing about the entire book is the fact that being a witch has almost nothing to do with doing magic, and entirely everything to do with just being incredibly smart. Seeing the truth, keeping your head, knowing how to think, being patient with the innumerable mistakes of others, taking responsibility when it isn't anyone's. And how that sometimes prevents you from belonging, too. "She wasn't being brave or noble or kind. She was doing this because it had to be done, because there was no way that she could not do it." It's perfect. Plus there's opportunities for really small beautiful moments that are mostly magic but not entirely, like Tiffany starting the dance with the swarm of bees. And I like when she gets to save everyone both times with some Bad Wolfin', as I like to call it. A girl taking in surprising new power and using it for good, in a great surge. That often makes a good story I like. Tiffany is learning that this power exists when it has to. I can't wait to read more about it. . I am trying to make zen with the fact that Goodreads will show this as reading one book instead of two. Sigh. I can do it. I'll be ok. ETA: NEVER MIND, I DID IT! I AM THE GOODREADS MASTER, EVERYTHING IS COOL HERE.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Leslie Kay

    Absolutely loved this book about a young girl who finds her way in the world and embraces who she is. Also, what's not to love about witches who help you on your journey and little tiny blue men with their own issues to deal with. Loved it! Tiffany Aching is the kind of hero I'd like to be. Terry Pratchett certainly has a way with words... found myself chuckling out loud with some of his clever phrases and how he presents a view of the world. "Are you listening?" "Yes," said Tiffany. "Good, Now...if Absolutely loved this book about a young girl who finds her way in the world and embraces who she is. Also, what's not to love about witches who help you on your journey and little tiny blue men with their own issues to deal with. Loved it! Tiffany Aching is the kind of hero I'd like to be. Terry Pratchett certainly has a way with words... found myself chuckling out loud with some of his clever phrases and how he presents a view of the world. "Are you listening?" "Yes," said Tiffany. "Good, Now...if you trust in yourself..." "Yes?" "...and believe in your dreams..." "Yes?" "...and follow your star..." Miss Tick went on. "Yes?" "...you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and leaning things and weren't so lazy. Good-bye." pg. 40 "People didn't starve on the farm, but even when food was plentiful at Hogswatch or after harvest, it never looked like this. The farm food was mostly shades of white or brown. It was never pink and blue, and never wobbled. There were things on sticks, and things that gleamed and glistened in bowls. Nothing was simple. Everything had cream on it, or chocolate whirls, or thousands of little colored balls. Everything was spun or glazed or added to or mixed up. This wasn't food--it was what food became if it had been good and had gone to food heaven." pg. 173 And finally, "Because she likes people," said the witch, striding ahead. "She cares about 'em. Even the stupid, mean drooling ones, the mothers with the runny babies and no sense, the feckless and the silly and the fools who treat her like some kind of a servant. Now that's what I call magic--seein' all that, dealin' with all that, and still goin' on. It's sittin' up all night with some poor old man who's leavin' the world, taking away such pain as you can, comfortin' their terror, seein' 'em safely on their way ...and then cleanin' 'em up, weeping widow strip the bed and wash the sheets--which is, let me tell you, no errand for the fainthearted--and stayin' up the next night to watch over the coffin before the funeral, and then going home and sitting down for five minutes before some shouting angry man comes bangin' on your door 'cuz his wife's havin' difficulty given' birth to their first child and the midwife's at her wits end and then gettin' up and fetching your bag and going out again....That is the root and heart and soul and center of witchcraft, that is. The soul and center!" pg. 470

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Here is what I believe -- the power of place and time plus the magic of observation -- along with great characters, humor and tiny, wild Highlanders. I haven't consumed a book so quickly, while marking pages and giggling, in ages. "Somewhere, all stories are real and all dreams come true." "'Tis a wee gift an' a big curse to ye. You see and hear what others canna, the world opens up its secrets to ye, but ye're always like the person at the party with the wee drink in the corner who canna join in Here is what I believe -- the power of place and time plus the magic of observation -- along with great characters, humor and tiny, wild Highlanders. I haven't consumed a book so quickly, while marking pages and giggling, in ages. "Somewhere, all stories are real and all dreams come true." "'Tis a wee gift an' a big curse to ye. You see and hear what others canna, the world opens up its secrets to ye, but ye're always like the person at the party with the wee drink in the corner who canna join in. There's a little bitty bit inside ye that willna melt and flow." "Them as can do has to do for them as can't. And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices." "We look to . . . the edges. There's a lot of edges, more than people know. Between life and death, this world and the next, night and day, right and wrong . . . an' they need watchin'. We watch em, we guard the sum of things."

  7. 5 out of 5

    Steven Minniear

    A wonderful, fun filled read. It was nice to have a laugh and enjoy a good yarn.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Marsha

    Terry Pratchett strikes again. Wait, that didn’t sound right. In this two-part book, Mr. Pratchett gives us one of his funniest creations: the Wee Free Men, aka the Nac Mac Feegle. A bunch of rowdy, red-headed, crazy, drunken, thieving, violence-loving pictsies, they bow to no man or woman. However, when they spy a nine-year-old girl kill a vicious nixie with only a frying pan, they discover the one bigjob (human) they fear. Enter Tiffany Aching, a girl who wants to be a witch. Tiffany has an in Terry Pratchett strikes again. Wait, that didn’t sound right. In this two-part book, Mr. Pratchett gives us one of his funniest creations: the Wee Free Men, aka the Nac Mac Feegle. A bunch of rowdy, red-headed, crazy, drunken, thieving, violence-loving pictsies, they bow to no man or woman. However, when they spy a nine-year-old girl kill a vicious nixie with only a frying pan, they discover the one bigjob (human) they fear. Enter Tiffany Aching, a girl who wants to be a witch. Tiffany has an inquisitive, knowing and probing mind. This makes her both a girl you’d want to know and an annoying know-it-all. She’s not always a good person but she is a fascinating one, questioning everything and not allowing people to get away with anything (especially bad spelling). Mr. Pratchett makes her journey into witchery perilous, funny and frustrating. Tiffany is discovering that not everything is what you read in books, especially the silly fairy tales that are dished out to the unsuspecting. Why would any woman in her right mind marry a prince she meets at a ball simply because he’s a good dancer who retrieves a lost shoe? How could any girl mistake a hairy wolf for her grandmother unless the girl was utterly daft? Who writes this nonsense, anyway? Along with Tiffany, we get a plethora of weird and wondering creatures. The Wee Free Men become individuals, not just a blue horde of butt-kicking loudmouths. Her relationship with the Nac Mac Feegle is hilarious but with an underlying sweetness. Negotiating with their tendencies to fight and steal isn’t easy but Tiffany takes them as they are not as what she’d wish them to be. Tiffany meets up with witches as unique and special as she is and they all have valuable lessons to teach, even if their level of magic varies. The hardest thing for Tiffany isn’t learning magic; it’s learning not to use it. The entirety of witchery is a slow learning process for Tiffany, filled with tests of courage, honor and competence. Magic isn’t something you wield; it’s something you give. True witches shy away from grasping for power for the end of that road is loneliness, madness and living in houses made from candy and trapping unsuspecting children. Humor with a sobering message beneath it is a Terry Pratchett trademark. But don’t worry. He doesn’t go in for cheap moralizing. So come lift your glass with the Wee Free Men. They may be bad at washing dishes but their loyalty can’t be questioned.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Juanita

    Review: The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. This book contains two books. The first is “The Wee Free Men: The Beginning” and the second is “A Hat Full of Sky”, Terry Pratchett is a wonderful writer of fantasy. However, enjoyable as it was I thought it was more for the young teen group. I have always liked young adult books but this one was somewhat immature for me. Young readers will love the book. I only read the first book and plan to return to the second book at another time. With plenty of w Review: The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. This book contains two books. The first is “The Wee Free Men: The Beginning” and the second is “A Hat Full of Sky”, Terry Pratchett is a wonderful writer of fantasy. However, enjoyable as it was I thought it was more for the young teen group. I have always liked young adult books but this one was somewhat immature for me. Young readers will love the book. I only read the first book and plan to return to the second book at another time. With plenty of witty humor and the hyper activity from Tiffany Aching and the wee blue pixies men… it was an adventure I’ll never forget. The story starts out with Tiffany Aching, a nine-year-old, planning her adventures and lessons of becoming a witch. She has a family and they live on a farm and she works for her parents making cheese, watching her younger brother, and help taking care of the livestock. One day she was down by the river with her brother and they were attacked by a river goblin named Jenny Greenteeth. She protected herself and her brother by defeating the goblin with a frying pan. Within view, a woman named Miss Tick, a witch and her talking toad were watching the action curiously because she would soon become Tiffany’s instructor with lessons to become a witch. Some time later Tiffany faces threatening enemies and meets unexpected allies. This is when she meets Wee Free Men and their captivated by her behavior of bravery when it came to her brother, which most of the time she ignores him but would miss him always screaming he wanted “candies“….. She learns the Queen of Fairies has taken her brother for the pleasure of being in control and staying in control of the area. Tiffany takes it upon herself to rescue her brother and the Wee Free Men are going to help her. She went to confront the ancient, bodiless evil Queen with her supporters. The wee free men traveled right along side of Tiffany, sometimes carrying her, strength wasn’t one of their flaws and they are only six inches high known for fighting, stealing, and drinking but they follow her through a lot of adventure by moving through dreams that she can control and not control. They somehow get separated but the Wee Free Blue pixies show up in time to help her but some were not feeling so good with massive hangovers…..

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tom

    God Bless Terry Pratchett. Here's a funny, witty and absurd set of tales in a finely crafted world. Finally, a female protagonist that I can wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend to my (11 year old) daughter. Our heroine, Tiffany Aching (age 9 as the story begins) isn't waiting around for her Prince Charming. In fact, there's no idiotic and vapid romance to be found here. Oh, I suppose there's Roland, the Baron's son. But he's a dolt. Tiffany knows she wants to be a witch and heads off t God Bless Terry Pratchett. Here's a funny, witty and absurd set of tales in a finely crafted world. Finally, a female protagonist that I can wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend to my (11 year old) daughter. Our heroine, Tiffany Aching (age 9 as the story begins) isn't waiting around for her Prince Charming. In fact, there's no idiotic and vapid romance to be found here. Oh, I suppose there's Roland, the Baron's son. But he's a dolt. Tiffany knows she wants to be a witch and heads off toward her goal with a razor sharp wit, excellent common sense and a practical approach to every obstacle, large or small. This volume contains Wee Free Men and Hat Full of Sky. In the first she meets the Wee Free Men and battles an evil fairy queen. The Wee Free Men are an army of overly aggressive, nearly indestructible, thieving, drunken six inch fairies - although if you called them "fairies" to their faces, you'd probably get a good kicking. They'd be pleased to be called aggressive, thieving and drunken. In the second tale, Tiffany learns more about what it means to be a witch and confronts an ageless evil. In both tales, she's the hero of her own story. Such a refreshing change to young adult heroines, who more typically flit about with an empty head, splitting time between gazing ga-ga at their cardboard cut-out boyfriends and serving as victims to the evil characters. Tiffany is NOBODY'S victim.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kendra Bahr

    2 Stars This might actually deserve 1 star but I'm feeling generous. The book makes you think you will follow this young girl named Tiffany on a journey with some little dudes to become a witch, but that's not the case at all!!!! 90% of the book is spent talking about Tiffany's dead grandmother and sheep. IT IS BAD! 1% is about being a witch (maybe even less than 1%). And the other 9 are about the Nac Mac Feegle (the little dudes). The little guys are the only reason this book get's 2 stars. They 2 Stars This might actually deserve 1 star but I'm feeling generous. The book makes you think you will follow this young girl named Tiffany on a journey with some little dudes to become a witch, but that's not the case at all!!!! 90% of the book is spent talking about Tiffany's dead grandmother and sheep. IT IS BAD! 1% is about being a witch (maybe even less than 1%). And the other 9 are about the Nac Mac Feegle (the little dudes). The little guys are the only reason this book get's 2 stars. They are hilarious and crazy. It took me awhile to fully understand them (they speak weird) but once you read enough sentences from them it comes easy. What this story is really about is getting Tiffany's brother back from some dream world, sounds interesting but trust me is isn't. THE GOODS * Nac Mac Feegle. They are funny, exciting, and the only reason I finished this book. THE BADS * Tiffany's dead grandmother and sheep. WTF! We don't need to read about them every other paragraph, I don't care about her dead grandmother!!! * Nothing to do with witches. This isn't a book about witches at all, if that's what you're looking for look somewhere else. * The dream world. There wasn't any rules? It was all a dream but couldn't be changed by Tiffany? Was it all a dream or a real world? It was really confusing and I felt like it was supposed to be this amazing grand thing but it fell flat. OVERALL Not recommended, it was a waste of time unfortunately and I have been told this is Terry Pratchett's best work which makes me a little nervous.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Fran

    Last summer, this book was stolen from under my nose by the house urchin, which is, I think, a pretty good recommendation all by itself. We are both, now, huge Tiffany fans. I love the pace of these books, and the humor. Most of all, I love the ways in which the normal weaves in with the magical. Pratchett's footnotes are some of my favorite things in the world, and I bought the series in print rather than as an ebook in order to make sure I got them correctly formatted. Then I bought a second c Last summer, this book was stolen from under my nose by the house urchin, which is, I think, a pretty good recommendation all by itself. We are both, now, huge Tiffany fans. I love the pace of these books, and the humor. Most of all, I love the ways in which the normal weaves in with the magical. Pratchett's footnotes are some of my favorite things in the world, and I bought the series in print rather than as an ebook in order to make sure I got them correctly formatted. Then I bought a second copy for lending. And then several as gifts. I would go on, but I refuse to spoil it for you. Get yourself some string and a frying pan, and watch out for red-headed pictsies. 'Crivens!' is now a household word.

  13. 4 out of 5

    kitty kitty

    I can't believe that I just gave a Terry Pratchett book two starts. I found this painfully boring and confusing. Dreams within dreams, it's real, it's not real, on and on, page after page. The only real interest was the Nac Mac Feegles. They were the saving grace that made me finish this book when I didn't want to.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    Two of the funniest children's books I have ever read. (And The Wee Free Men, which is the less well-known, is the funnier.)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Can't wait to read the other Tiffany Aching books. These are so funny and charming, and Pratchett is a genius with dialogue.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alysha

    I personally did not find this book very enjoyable. However, I recommend this book to people who want to get their brain working and thinking about the book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jan Cain

    Five stars for original creativity and just being laugh out loud fun read. The audio was one of the best I've ever listened to, delightful and perfect comedic timing. The story is fairy- tale-ish, but non-romantic, non-glamorous. I chose this read based on a friend's recommendation, due to the author honoring female lead protagonist. I quite agree and found amongst all the silly, funny bits was a very mature, wise like girl with a practical, problem- solving, innovative mind. What is not to ador Five stars for original creativity and just being laugh out loud fun read. The audio was one of the best I've ever listened to, delightful and perfect comedic timing. The story is fairy- tale-ish, but non-romantic, non-glamorous. I chose this read based on a friend's recommendation, due to the author honoring female lead protagonist. I quite agree and found amongst all the silly, funny bits was a very mature, wise like girl with a practical, problem- solving, innovative mind. What is not to adore about a seven-year-old girl who carries a frying pan to bop monsters on the head? Highly recommend to lighten your load during wild fires and Covid 19 and whatever else 2020 throws at us.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jeneece Western

    Was an unexpectedly fun and witty read. Maybe not unexpected with Pratchett as the author but he always seems to find the coolest little twists in characters, story lines and explanations in his development of plot. I wasn't even sure I was following it all clearly but I didn't need to to be immersed in his magical story. It took me out of my current world which was a needed relief. I would advise this read when you need a feel a wee bit more free.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    I had a hard time understanding the Feegles' language sometimes. Interesting stories, and I liked how "witchcraft" was more of using what nature has to offer. Tiffany is a natural and does well with the life lessons she learns along the way.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Susan Ladan

    These are two books in one. I thoroughly enjoyed the first, liking the feisty main character, a young girl who wants to be a witch. The second was a pleasant, easy read, but not as captivating as the first.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christa

    Lucy-I'm glad this was a series. It was really funny. My favorite character was Rob Anybody. "Crivens!" Sam-Really funny series. Favorite character was Rob Anybody because he was very funny.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Aliasvt

    The Wee Free Men is a very enjoyable book full of humor and magic. It is definitely worth reading.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jean

    My daughter, Tori, has been recommending this book for years! I stumbled upon it in my middle school library and read it. Great dialogue, logical magic, great book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Erica McGillivray

    These are so good. I love Tiffany and her world.

  25. 4 out of 5

    LA Webb

    Wee free men are some of Pratchett's best characters.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Bjørn Treumer

    Wee men so lovable

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    Crivens!!! Thank you Overdrive/Libby; found the first of the series in e-book...Tiffany Aching and the Nac Mac Feegles. Although I may have read the hard cover awhile ago.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ellfwynn

    Stunning! Must read again.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nathan Brown

    I imagine this would be a great book to read to a child dealing with familial death. Somber, funny, beautiful.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jesus Flores

    Wee Free Men 2 in 1 book Book 1 Wee Free Men- We met Tiffany Aching, who by chance sees the Wee Free Men and a monster lady trying to come out of the river, and manages to send her back, turns out Tiffany has in her the makings to become a witch (her grandma was one, but not exactly) Miss Tick a travelling witch tells her and when speaking of the event decides to go get help, but while that Tiffany’s little brother is kidnapped by the elf queen, and so Tiffany goes with the Wee Free Men to the fai Wee Free Men 2 in 1 book Book 1 Wee Free Men- We met Tiffany Aching, who by chance sees the Wee Free Men and a monster lady trying to come out of the river, and manages to send her back, turns out Tiffany has in her the makings to become a witch (her grandma was one, but not exactly) Miss Tick a travelling witch tells her and when speaking of the event decides to go get help, but while that Tiffany’s little brother is kidnapped by the elf queen, and so Tiffany goes with the Wee Free Men to the fairyland to rescue him, and the baron son who was kidnapped a year before. Facing the monsters of fairyland, especially ones that trap you in your dreams, she discover a few bits of what is like to be a witch. By the end Miss Tick and Granny Weatherwax arrive just to see Tiffany returning to the discworld with the rescued boys and tell her she will be contacted later so she becomes an apprentice witch. Really interesting book, with a link to the scenario on the book “Lord and Ladies”, and good to see a young heroine. 4 stars Book 2 – A hat full of sky Were Tiffany goes to Miss Level to learn about being a witch, but a magic spirit is following her to possess her, there she meets other witch apprentices, and the wee free men follow her to warn her of the spirit, but when Tiffany decides to do a “see me” spell where she leaves her body to see herself the spirit takes opportunity and goes inside her mind, with the help of the Wee Free men she manages to expel it but the spirit still lurks for a second chance, Granny Weatherwax arrives to help Tiffany ad also take part on the Witch Trails, Tiffanny confronts the spirit and takes him to Death realm where it is finally free, and she manages to save herself and earn the approval of other witches. Another great book, lots of funny moments, and in itself a good adventure, but also here we see that the first time Tiffnny defeats the spirit by being a witch, but the final confrontation is about thinking and the mind. Tiffanny is a complete heroine. 5 stars 4.5 stars goes up to 5

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