THE WEE FREE MEN
New York : HarperCollins, 2003
Tiffany Aching is a witch,
so when the world of Fairy collides with her part of Britain – the Chalk
– she is responsible for closing up the rip and keeping the monsters out,
all different nightmarish kinds of them. Unfortunately, Tiffany is
a witch who doesn’t know any magic yet. When her little brother wanders
off into Fairy, only she, with the help of a clan of little bitty blue
men, can rescue him. Luckily, witches can make do with very little
(unlike wizards, who you may have noticed need all sorts of magical equipment).
If you like a spunky heroine and a magical story sprinkled with humor,
you’ll love Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.
Crivens! Tiffany Aching has started a nightmarish adventure between the real world and the fairy world. Miss Tick has given her an egg’s worth of magical education which is going to be important if Tiffany is to stave her sticky and irritating little brother, Wentworth, from the dreaded Faerie Queen. Armed with a frying pan for a weapon and the help of the little blue men who call themselves the Nae Mac Feegle and a toad who thinks he may have been a human once, Tiffany faces ghastly dromes, viscous Bumblebee women and fierce grimhounds. The Wee Free Men is a delightful fantasy full of humor and wit. (Melissa Bowman, Melissa.Bowman@pisd.edu, Armstrong Middle School)
Witches -- Fiction.
Fairies -- Fiction.
Discworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.