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The Wee Free Men (Discworld, Bk 30) (Tiffany Aching, Bk 1)
The Wee Free Men - Discworld, Bk 30 - Tiffany Aching, Bk 1
Author: Terry Pratchett
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality . . . — Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against 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-wielding,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060012380
ISBN-10: 0060012382
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 375
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 124 ratings
Publisher: HarperTempest
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 2
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daedelys avatar reviewed The Wee Free Men (Discworld, Bk 30) (Tiffany Aching, Bk 1) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Oh my gosh! This was an absolutely hilarious book! I don't want to go into details to spoil anything, but I'd really like some Feegles hanging around my home just because they'd keep me laughing. I especially loved their brogues and have found myself using "Crivens" and "Oh, Waily Waily" since I've read it.
doctorslime avatar reviewed The Wee Free Men (Discworld, Bk 30) (Tiffany Aching, Bk 1) on + 241 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another Highly addictive Terry Pratchett book, this one is targeted for children, but adult disc world fans would likely enjoy it too! This book stands alone, it doesn't have to read as part of a series.

If you enjoyed the witches of Disc World then this is a must read. As the main character is a fledgling witch, well at least she seems to be pointed in that direction.You don't have to be well versed in the Pratchett mythos to pick up on this book rather quickly, I would Highly recommend it to any lover of fantasy Stories, fairies, and wee creatures.
reviewed The Wee Free Men (Discworld, Bk 30) (Tiffany Aching, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
As an adult, it made me laugh out loud. I read it to my daughters, and they thought it was hysterical. (Admittedly, some of that may have been due to my attempts to give the Nac Mac Feegles a good, pseudo-Scottish brogue. I thank Billy Connolly for inspiration if any of it sounded even remotely correct.)
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dogmiss avatar reviewed The Wee Free Men (Discworld, Bk 30) (Tiffany Aching, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
"Ach, crivens" you'll love the Nac Mac Feegles. They are some of my favorite Pratchett characters.
stormchaserblue avatar reviewed The Wee Free Men (Discworld, Bk 30) (Tiffany Aching, Bk 1) on + 43 more book reviews
The first of three books based on disc world about a young girl that despite all reason is growing up to be a witch on chalk. The girl, Tiffany Aching, meets Miss Tick and her toad. She feels that something is not right, so she decides to find out what's going on. Her hunch is right, the Queen of the Elves has made another attempt at invading Discworld. She is by stealing children and infesting dreams.

Tiffany is befriended by the Wee Free Men or the Nac Mac Feegle, who help her when her baby brother is stolen. Tiffany and the Nac Mac Feegle enter the elves' world to steal him back.

The Nac Mac Feegle appear to be very Scottish in nature. However since there is no Scotland on Discworld they are not according to Prattchett. This can bee seen in the speech of the Nac Mac Feegle. One of the battlecries made me laugh out loud "They can tak' oour lives, but they cannae tak' oour troousers!"

Nac Mac Feegle legal battlecries.

In January 2006, reports emerged that Sam Raimi and Tim Burton were working on the movie of the story. However, in a June 2008 interview, Pratchett said: "I saw a script that I frankly thought was awful. It seemed to be Wee Free Men in name only. It had all the hallmarks of something that had been good, and then the studio had got involved. It probably won't get made." Upon further searching I did find some stills with a girl dressed as Tiffany with several Nac Mac Feegle so it may be getting made after all.
reviewed The Wee Free Men (Discworld, Bk 30) (Tiffany Aching, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
A fairy tale in Terry Pratchett's skilled hands is a very funny thing to read. This is definitely not just for the teen age readers, although it is good for them as well. This book is a great for reading aloud because you need to read it slowly enough to get ALL the humor. Worth reading just for the Nac Mac Feegles. Granny Weatherwax also makes an appearance.


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