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Free download å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Terry Pratchett Summary Û The Wee Free Men ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Terry Pratchett ¶ 6 Free read Inst the monsters of Fairyland Luckily she has some very unusual help the local Nac Mac Feegle – aka the Wee Free Men – a clan of fierce sheep stealing sword wieldi. This was my first Terry Pratchett book If you a looking for a way into his Discworld series which is at last count 1 million books long you could do worse It s a totally separate story arc It s the first of a shorter sub series giving you someplace to go if you like it It s YA so it goes down easy It stars a creative capable heroine and is in no way about her love of boys which is always refreshing still still this is refreshing And it s funnyI mean funny ish Funny is so incredibly hard to do in books Or maybe it is just hard to make a book that I will think is actually funny instead of just clearly trying to be funny I almost never laugh when I read Other reviews of this book mention hearty belly aching guffaws streaming tears books uncontrollably flung into the air in spastic fits of mirthful glee Whereas I would encounter one of Pratchett s many many puns or subtle off color jokes I would uote one but the book is already back at the library but they are well placed and will surely go right over a kid s head and my brain would go Hey that is clever That s funny Ha ha But meanwhile my face would look like this I don t know what is wrong with me I want to be one of those people who giggle snorts while reading on the subway I do laugh when I read funny blog posts or Goodreads reviews so I don t know what is going on The last time I remember laughing really hard at a book it was one small part of The Kid What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant by Dan Savage Terry Pratchett deserves a better reader than me because this is a funny book Tiffany Aching is the kind of girl you want your daughter to read about And your son he can read books with girls in them too In the course of discovering she is a witch and with the help of the titular Wee Free Men who are like drunken filthy mouthed Smurfs saving her little brother Labyrinth style she learns she is a strong and capable girl with her own identity and a link to past generations of powerful women This is clearly why the back of the book mentions Buffy the Vampire SlayerI said this was YA but aside from being light and easy to read it is also well considered and thoughtful and yes funny Probably

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Free download å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Terry Pratchett Summary Û The Wee Free Men ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Terry Pratchett ¶ 6 Free read Ng six inch high blue menTogether they must face headless horsemen ferocious grimhounds terrifying dreams come true and ultimately the sinister ueen of the Elves hersel. If you trust in yourselfand believe in your dreamsand follow your star you ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren t so lazy Pure Pratchett an ageless story with universal appeal to both children and adults This is one of the most serious stories of Discworld as Terry Pratchett knew perfectly well that if you write to and about children you have to be serious otherwise it won t workI wish I could have been like Tiffany Aching as a child unafraid with First Sight to see what is really there and Second Thoughts thinking about what you are thinking and lots of common sense Hell as an adult I still want to be Tiffany Well First Sight does not work all the time though I am getting better at Second Thoughts and ThirdI don t have a daughter I have a small son nevertheless I hope we will read this book and others of the Discworld series together one day to remind me and show him that you don t need to own and brandish a sword to be a hero sometimes a firm grip on a frying pan and on facts suffices it takes courage to accept and to be yourself but it s worth it just because you are not a princeprincess it does not mean that you don t have your own story that you have to go and uestion stories and not take them at face value Them as can do has to do for them as can t And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices It doesn t stop being magic just because you know how it works Netgalley arc provided by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Free download å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Terry Pratchett Summary Û The Wee Free Men ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Terry Pratchett ¶ 6 Free read A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of realityArmed with only a frying pan and her common sense young witch to be Tiffany Aching must defend her home aga. I plan to use this book in the future as a strategic weapon for introducing my future hypothetical daughter to the world of Terry Pratchett s imagination Yes I see it as a gateway drug to fuel addiction to Sir Terry s writing And that s the addiction I m happy to perpetuateAfter all this book introduces Tiffany Aching whom I love to pieces and want to adopt to be my level headed and practical little sister Yes I m me I am careful and logical and I look up things I don t understand When I hear people use the wrong words I get edgy I am good with cheese I read books fast I think And I always have a piece of string That s the kind of person I am This book is written to be accessible to kids and adults alike since Pratchett does not stoop to the condescending and patronizing attitude that can easily plague the story written for ahem younger members of society No you see Pratchett seems to believe that intelligent young characters as well as intelligent young readers obviously are perfectly capable of following stories with several layers of complexity in them Zoology eh That s a big word isn t itNo actually it isn t said Tiffany Patronizing is a big word Zoology is really uite shortThis book is also uite accessible to those who are just starting their journey into the superficially magical but actually very firmly grounded in reality and not afraid to deal with uncomfortable issues and ask uncomfortable uestions world that Pratchett created And please don t be fooled that the action takes place on a flat planet traveling through space on the back of four elephants standing on a back of a giant space turtle the issues he writes about are uite applicable to the lives of people on a giant blue green ball hurtling through space while circling along the hot yellow SunIn The Wee Free Men nine year old Tiffany Aching a budding witch in a country that does not take kindly to witchcraft has her first encounters with the supernatural world of Discworld Intelligent and reasonable and practical she takes it uite in stride and so when her world is threatened by the invasion of monsters from the not so nice fairy tales she firmly stands her ground armed with little but a frying pan analytical reasoning common sense and Third Thoughts And Tiffany thought No that was a Third Thought I m thinking about how I think about what I m thinking At least I think so and supported by a rowdy clan of the Mac Nag Feegle the titular Wee Free Men a race of blue skinned six inch tall pesky warriors who speak in vaguely Scottish dialect and are terrified of the evil also known as Lawyers Another world is colliding with this one said the toad There Happy now That s what Miss Tick thinks But it s happening faster than she expected All the monsters are coming back Why There s no one to stop them There was silence for a moment There s me said Tiffany In this book Pratchett creates eually memorable settings that are polar opposites of each other On one hand we have The Chalk a land of green hills that are suited for shepherding and populated by sturdy rural folk that do not take kindly to things like witchcrafting Ordinary fortune tellers tell you what you want to happen witches tell you what s going to happen whether you want it to or not Strangely enough witches tend to be accurate but less popular In fact they d prefer to burn witches for little less than the suspicion of being one You see most people there unlike Tiffany do not stop to think about what they re doing and why they re doing it But Tiffany is not the one to go along with the crowd thinking without stopping to think for herself and uestion her motives and reasonsOn the other side of Tiffany s reality there is the Fairie a surreal dream like place and when I say dream like I m referring not to the warm fluffy place of children s book but the dreams from which you wake up screaming and covered in sweat This is a dream after all Tiffany told herself It doesn t have to make sense or be nice It s a dream not a daydream People who say things like May all your dreams come true should try living in one for five minutes But nothing in this fantastical and yet horrifying world is ever prepared for Tiffany with her logical mind and common sense and fierce desire to protect anything that is hers Yes I m me I am careful and logical and I look up things I don t understand When I hear people use the wrong words I get edgy I am good with cheese I read books fast I think And I always have a piece of string That s the kind of person I amThe best thing about Tiffany Aching a budding witch in the country that does not approve of witchcraft is her propensity to uestion things and information that others take for granted She bases her conclusions on evidence and is able to think and reason intelligently Not too many young literary heroines have actually shown this ability even though some of them claim they have For this alone I want to give her a huge bear hug and invite her to sleepovers with my future hypothetical daughter And all the stories had somewhere the witch The wicked old witchAnd Tiffany had thought Where s the evidenceThe stories never said why she was wicked It was enough to be an old woman enough to be all alone enough to look strange because you had no teeth It was enough to be called a witchIf it came to that the book never gave you the evidence of anything It talked about a handsome prince was he really or was it just because he was a prince that people called him handsome As for a girl who was as beautiful as the day was long well which day In midwinter it hardly ever got light The stories didn t want you to think they just wanted you to believe what you were toldAnyway she preferred the witches to the smug handsome princes and especially to the stupid smirking princesses who didn t have the sense of a beetle She couldn t be the prince and she d never be a princess and she didn t want to be a woodcutter so she d be the witch and know things Yes this is my favorite thing about Tiffany she wants to be a witch because she wants to know things Just think about it how awesome is it Isn t it the opposite of what popular culture tries to teach young girls to be pretty princesses just waiting for the Prince Charming Open your eyes and then open your eyes again The thing about witchcraft said Mistress Weatherwax is that it s not like school at all First you get the test and then afterward you spend years findin out how you passed it It s a bit like life in that respect Tiffany has a highly logical and practical mind She stops to think about things She is reasonable and level headed She is fiercely protective of the things she loves And she is awesome She is the role model every young girl should have She is what I hope to be on a daily basis and unfortunately I keep miserably failing at that Oh and did I mention that she is wickedly smart She d read the dictionary all the way through No one told her you weren t supposed to and has a strong sense of justice and fairness After all her worldview was influenced by her legendary shepherdess grandmother perhaps a bit a a witch herself who I think could be a soul sister of Granny Weatherwax and Tiffany has internalized her grandmother s philosophy uite well Them as can do has to do for them as can t And someone has to speak up for them as has no voicesFrom her first action of smacking the supernatural invader with a frying pan after carefully and thoroughly planning out her defense of course to her final act of saving her little corner of the universe Tiffany manages to be an awesome role model for girls everywhere sharp intelligent critically thinking resourceful and never in the need of saving as well as remaining a very believable nine year old girl both selfish and selfless at the same time both brave and frightened sweet and prickly and curious determined and fiercely protective of what s hers And she can stretch the definition of HERS pretty far the knack that her world should be thankful for All witches are selfish the ueen had said But Tiffany s Third Thoughts said Then turn selfishness into a weapon Make all things yours Make other lives and dreams and hopes yours Protect them Save them Bring them into the sheepfold Walk the gale for them Keep away the wolf My dreams My brother My family My land My world How dare you try to take these things because they are mineAt the end of her adventure Tiffany does something that not that many heroines of books aimed at younger people do she genuinely grows up gains some maturity that is amazing and yet sad at the same time sad because it s always a part of the emotions I feel when realizing that someone is slowly losing their childhood innocence bit by bit changing from a child to someone with responsibility and your age really has little bearing on whether you are an adult after all She no longer is just a little girl she is a girl armed with knowledge and power with which of course apparently comes great responsibility and she takes it on with the same uiet resignation and determination as she does anything else I ll never be like this again she thought as she saw the terror in the ueen s face I ll never again feel as tall as the sky and as old as the hills and as strong as the sea I ve been given something for a while and the price of it is that I have to give it backAnd the reward is giving it back too No human could live like this You could spend a day looking at a flower to see how wonderful it is and that wouldn t get the milking done No wonder we dream our way through our lives To be awake and see it all as it really isno one could stand that for long Wonderful Tiffany art by Iberghol and JazzySatinDoll The secret is not to dream she whispered The secret is to wake up Waking up is harder I have woken up and I am real I know where I come from and I know where I m going You cannot fool me any Or touch me Or anything that is mine This book is an easy 5 star read I adore it and will definitely sneak it onto the future hypothetical to read pile for my future hypothetical daughter She d never really liked the book It seemed to her that it tried to tell her what to do and what to think Don t stray from the path don t open that door but hate the wicked witch because she is wicked Oh and believe that shoe size is a good way of choosing a wife A lot of the stories were highly suspicious in her opinion There was the one that ended when the two good children pushed the wicked witch into her own oven Tiffany had worried about that after all that trouble with Mrs Snapperly Stories like this stopped people thinking properly she was sure She d read that one and thought Excuse me No one has an oven big enough to get a whole person in and what made the children think they could just walk around eating people s houses in any case And why does some boy too stupid to know a cow is worth a lot than five beans have the right to murder a giant and steal all his gold Not to mention commit an act of ecological vandalism And some girl who can t tell the difference between a wolf and her grandmother must either have been as dense as teak or come from an extremely ugly family The stories weren t real But Mrs Snapperly had died because of stories My ever expanding collection of Pratchett s Discworld reviews Guards Guards Men at Arms Thud Lords and Ladies The Wee Free Men Hogfather Monstrous Regiment The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything... 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her to sleepovers with my future hypothetical daughter And all the stories had somewhere the witch The wicked old witchAnd Tiffany had thought Where s the evidenceThe stories never said why she was wicked It was enough to be an old woman enough to be all alone enough to look strange because you had no teeth It was enough to be called a witchIf it came to that the book never gave you the evidence of anything It talked about a handsome prince was he really or was it just because he was a prince that people called him handsome As for a girl who was as beautiful as the day was long well which day In midwinter it hardly ever got light The stories didn t want you to think they just wanted you to believe what you were toldAnyway she preferred the witches to the smug handsome princes and especially to the stupid smirking princesses who didn t have the sense of a beetle She couldn t be the prince and she d never be a princess and she didn t want to be a woodcutter so she d be the witch and know things Yes this is my favorite thing about Tiffany she wants to be a witch because she wants to know things Just think about it how awesome is it Isn t it the opposite of what popular culture tries to teach young girls to be pretty princesses just waiting for the Prince Charming Open your eyes and then open your eyes again The thing about witchcraft said Mistress Weatherwax is that it s not like school at all First you get the test and then afterward you spend years findin out how you passed it It s a bit like life in that respect Tiffany has a highly logical and practical mind She stops to think about things She is reasonable and level headed She is fiercely protective of the things she loves And she is awesome She is the role model every young girl should have She is what I hope to be on a daily basis and Gotrek Felix The Third Omnibus unfortunately I keep miserably failing at that Oh and did I mention that she is wickedly smart She d read the dictionary all the way through No one 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