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Miss Perspicacia Tick, a witch of some renown, is worried about a ripple in the walls of the universe--probably another world making contact. Which is not good. This errant activity is centred on some chalk country--where traditionally good witches simply do not grow well. Fortunately, Miss Tiffany Aching of Home Farm on The Chalk, nine years old, misunderstood and yearning for excitement, wants to be a witch and has just proved herself to be of great potential by whacking a big Green Monster from the river with a huge frying pan while using her annoying younger brother as bait. Miss Tick is impressed. So, after travelling to the chalky downs at once and dispensing some stop gap advice to Tiffany about holding the fort until she gets back with more help, Miss Tick is off.
Any hesitation Tiffany may have had about the seriousness of the situation expires when the Queen of the fairies kidnaps her younger brother. With the help of a talking frog, loaned by Miss Tick, and an army of thieving, warmongering, nippy, boozy wee free men called the Nac Mac Feegle (who used to work for the Queen but rebelled), Tiffany sets off rescue her kin.
There's humour at every turn, and the situations that follow are both wonderfully dramatic and preposterously unreal. Pratchett really is the master of his genre and it's difficult to imagine a more entertaining read. (Age 10 and over) --John McLay --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Like most mid and late period Pratchett novels, this has a great start, very high quality of writing and humour. Read morePublished 9 days ago by F. M. Havicon
The wee guys are hilariously, outrageously stereotyped & no worse for it, it was a great idea to have the main character as a lassie; it's a
great kid's introduction into the... Read more
Loved this book working my way through the dis world books and this is by far the funniest so farPublished 1 month ago by joytob
Absolutely love these books and so do my kids hence why I had to buy another copy, so funny.Published 1 month ago by M A
Another master peice from the genius of fantasy.. What a sad loss :-(Published 1 month ago by Mrs. L. G. Miller
Perfect. Speedy delivery. Item just as expected, great quality at a great price. Cheerz.Published 2 months ago by Paul Chhateau
great book that like all Pratchett books makes some points that cause you to think and reflectPublished 2 months ago by Mrs W Knight