But as Tiffany pursues her calling, an insidious, disembodied creature pursues Tiffany. When it strikes, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the six-inch-high Wee Free Men (the greatest thieves in the world) can save her.
Outrageous comedy blends with pulse-racing suspense in this compelling sequel to The Wee Free Men.
©2004 Terry Pratchett; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Compelling and hilarious. Stephen Briggs's superb narration brings to life the trials, setbacks, and triumphs of Tiffany, as well as Pratchett's trademark humor. Briggs's performance is finely tuned and gives clear nuance to the characters." (AudioFile)
One of the best children's books we've listened to .. a really fun book.
Oh Crivens! Too many to count.
It's very fun to follow the character of Tiffany Aching as she grows and discovers the complexity of the world around her. That, and the bee scene at the end.
Tiffany Aching dancing with a swarm of bees.
The Nac Mac Feegles.
Stephen Briggs' narration helps to bring all the characters to life, each with their own personality and voice.
I have listened to this book several times and I know I'll listen to it many more times in the future.
I love all of Terry Pratchett's books, but I'm particularly fond of this so-called children's series (at the ripe age of 50!). Terry Pratchett uses his mastery of the English language in very amusing ways. I often find myself laughing out loud when listening to his books. I particularly love the Nac Mac Feegles. Stephen Briggs does an excellent job of bringing these characters to life.
This excellent follow-up to The Wee Free Men, takes us on this next step of Tiffany's rocky climb to adulthood. At this point she's eleven years old with a questing mind an innate grasp of "headology" she's drawn the interest of something else, something afraid....
With it's biting humor and sharp insights into human nature this is another of Terry Pratchett's excellent dips in YA literature, well read by Stephen Briggs.
What a great book series! My sister gave me “The Wee Free Men” for Christmas and I was hooked. I think the Hat Full of Sky is just as delightful. The stories are interesting, humorous and good for both children and adults alike. This is one of those books you will listen to over and over again.
I had not read any of Pratchet's other Discworld novels, but had no trouble easing into Discworld through the straight-forward, clever and charming Tiffany Aching! My 11 year old son happened to hear me listening to this series in the kitchen the other day and immediately demanded I go back to the beginning so he could listen too. The NacMac Feegles provide both comic relief and brave examples for Tiffany and this is a wonderful book for children- all about following your dreams, to be sure, but also about all the hard work you need to put in to accomplish them as well as taking responsibility for what you do. If that makes the book sound preachy or moralistic, it isn't. Or if it has lessons to share, it wraps them in such good humor, hilarity and empathy that you barely notice. I have not read or listened to a heroine I've enjoyed as much as Tiffany in years. And the accents are absolutely stupendous!
I am prejudiced. I love Terry Pratchet's work. and I really like GOOD Juvenile fiction. this is a really great story about a witch to be and her training. A continuation of "The Wee Free Men" Tiffany is now 11 and working for another witch to learn the ways of "Haggling!" Fun, suprises and of course adventures with the Nac Mac Feegles! More more!!!
This is a fun read for all ages. Terry Pratchett's 'Children's Books' are every bit as fun for grownups as the 'Adult' Disc World series. Really don't know why he differentiated to begin with...
Tiffany Aching is a "plucky" & practical young person starting out on in her journey to become a witch. The Wee Free Men helping her to achieve her goal add some wonderful twists to the story. Enjoyed so much I ended up buying the hardcover book, too!
The continuing adventures of Tiffany Aching and her Feegle friends. I think this is Pratchett's best Discworld series. Briggs does a fine performance.
A Hat Full of Sky was a very cute and entertaining listen...I wish there was another volume in this series.
Make sure read Wee Free Men first!!!
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