9-year-old would-be witch Tiffany Aching is intelligent, determined, and has a talent for cheese. She also has a pesky younger brother who she sometimes wishes would disappear. But when her brother is kidnapped by the Queen of the Fairies, Tiffany realizes that it's not just her family that's threatened by the nightmarish danger posed by Fairyland: it's her whole community — and maybe all of Discworld.
Armed with a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching sets out to rescue her brother from Fairyland with some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle — AKA the Wee Free Men — a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself!
"Tiffany's witchcraft eschews the flamboyant tricks of wizards; it is quiet, inconspicuous magic, grounded in the earth and tempered with compassion, wisdom, and justice for common folk.... All in all, this is a funny and thought-provoking fantasy, with powerfully visual scenes and characters that remain with readers. A glorious read." — School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||9 and up|
|Special Features||Mighty Girl Top Picks|
|Publication Date||May 25, 2004|
|Series Name||Discworld - Tiffany Aching|