Tiffany Aching, a young witch-in-training, learns about magic and responsibility
as she battles a disembodied monster with the assistance of the six-inch-high
Wee Free Men and Mistress Weatherwax, the greatest witch in the world.
Terry Pratchett is a household name in England where the books in his satirical
Discworld series for adults consistently hit the bestseller lists.
Although not as well known in the USA, his books are becoming increasingly
popular (you can browse a number of them at BookBrowse).
'A Hat Full of Sky'
is his second book for children, following the
success of last year's 'The Wee Free Men'.
The reviewers rate this
for 12 years or older but our son, 10 years old at the
time, thought it hysterical, even...
Beyond the Book
Terry Pratchett is regarded as
one of the most significant
contemporary English-language satirists, and has won numerous literary awards. His novels have
sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and have
been translated into 33 languages.
there are about 35 books in the Discworld series, of which three (so far)
are written for children. The first of
these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated...