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Wintersmith: Discworld Childrens, Book 4 | [Terry Pratchett]

Wintersmith: Discworld Childrens, Book 4

At nine, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland. At 11, she banished an ancient body-stealing evil. At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you're 13. But the Wintersmith isn't exactly a boy. He is winter itself.
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Publisher's Summary

At nine, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland. At 11, she banished an ancient body-stealing evil. At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you're 13.

But the Wintersmith isn't exactly a boy. He is winter itself: snow, gales, icicles, all of it. When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever.

Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to spring. She'll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. Tiffany will need the Wee Free Men, too! She'll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pixies ever to be banished from Fairyland - whether she wants it or not. It's going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn't survive until spring...spring won't come.

Share the fantasy: listen to more of Tiffany's adventures in The Wee Free Men (Unabridged) and A Hat Full of Sky (Unabridged).

©2006 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Yet another rollicking, clever, and quite charming adventure." (Booklist)
"Replete with dry and intelligent humor, this latest in the series is sure to delight" (School Library Journal)

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    Jeffrey Corona, CA, United States 03-31-15
    Jeffrey Corona, CA, United States 03-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome!"

    It was so amazing! I loved it! You really should listen to it. If you do you are really amazing.

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    Kristin 03-16-15
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    "Another wonderful Pratchett book"

    The only detractor from a great story and a fine performance was some music. Should have left that out entirely.

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    Anna Warkworth, New Zealand 03-08-15
    Anna Warkworth, New Zealand 03-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Tiffany Aching tale"

    Awesome, classic Pratchett. 4 stars for performance due to bad soap opera-esque music... (why even have it? it makes the story cheap)... and disappointed that the Wintersmith sounded exactly like the Auditors. Come on Briggs! other than that, i loved it. And i would say it's definitely not just for kids.

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    tinstaafl 02-22-15
    tinstaafl 02-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Story of the Morris Dancers."

    which witch is which? Ripping tale of love and death. Fire and Ice anthropomorphization. really.

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    John Roberts 02-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful"

    It's touching and hilarious. It's sweet and sharp. It's the Discworld. It's Terry Pratchett. What more needs do be said?

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    Cheryl 04-17-13
    Cheryl 04-17-13

    Imagine It Believe It Make It Real

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    "Tiffany and the Wee Free Men win out again!"
    If you could sum up Wintersmith: Discworld Childrens, Book 4 in three words, what would they be?

    funny magical thought-provoking


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wintersmith: Discworld Childrens, Book 4?

    I loved the whole book.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Briggs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Stephen Briggs does a masterful job with Terry Pratchett's books


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    Frances 10-11-12
    Frances 10-11-12
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    "The best of the Tiffany Aching stories"

    All the beloved characters from the TA stories appear to help our heroine return Winter to his rightful realm and restore Summer to the Chalk.

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    D. R. Cate San Francisco, CA 07-09-12
    D. R. Cate San Francisco, CA 07-09-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great performance, nice story"

    Each volume in this series gets better, story-wise. And the narration is fantastic, each voice delightfully characterized.

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    Tracy 06-25-12
    Tracy 06-25-12
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    "Love this series!"

    On some level, I expect Terry Pratchett to actually speak in Stephen Briggs voice--the two are so intertwined in my mind and I will listen to every book they write/narrate. I love all the Tiffany Aching books especially because she is a smart, strong girl who makes serious mistakes, then fixes them with the help of her friends (of course her friends ARE witches and the nac mac feegle).

    In Wintersmith, Tiffany attracts the attention of the Wintersmith, who is winter personified, because he mistakes her for the Summer Lady. This causes catastrophic problems for the people of the Chalk, the area that Tiffany calls home, and she has to put it right. There is also a subplot of Tiffany's sometime rival-sometime friend being given her own cottage (and position as area witch). This demands that Tiffany make a choice when sher friend is unprepared for the realities of the job: Does she give in to envy and let the friend manage (badly) on her own or does she decide that the people's need of a competent witch is more important? Tiffany is very real in her strengths and her faults and it is a pleasure to see her change and grow through the novel. I buy these books as treats for my daughters, but we all know that they are for me as much as for them.

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    Kenneth D. Smith OK USA 05-04-12
    Kenneth D. Smith OK USA 05-04-12

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    "Not as good as the previous stories in the series"
    Would you listen to Wintersmith: Discworld Childrens, Book 4 again? Why?

    Probably not .. getting too much in the realm of "gods" ...


    If you’ve listened to books by Terry Pratchett before, how does this one compare?

    Not as good as the first two.


    Any additional comments?

    Crivens, I still love the Nac Mac Feegles! And the reading is still outstanding. Love the narrator's voice.

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