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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wee Free Men

Wee Free Men: The Beginning by Terry Pratchett
(Discworld: Wee Free Men / Hat Full of Sky) I Will do two separate posts.
Paperback: 576 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins(August 24, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0062012177 

Product Description
When Tiffany Aching sets out to become a witch, she faces ominous foes and gains unexpected allies. As she confronts the Queen of Fairies and battles an ancient, bodiless evil, she is aided (and most ably abetted) by the six-inch-high, fightin', stealin', drinkin' Wee Free Men!
Laugh-out-loud humor and breathtaking action combine in the books that launched the unforgettable adventures of a determined young witch and her tiny but fierce blue friends.
Since the book "Wee Free Men: The Beginning" holds two books in one, it will seem that I post on the book twice (which I will!). 
I have finished the first "book" in a book: Wee Free Men.
Nine year old Tiffany Aching thinks she is becoming a witch!   After meeting the (very blue, kilt wearing) wee free men she goes on a quest to rescue her little brother who has been stolen by the Queen of the fairies. And what is her choice of "weapons" you may ask.. go ahead... ASK!... ok I'll tell you... it's a frying pan!   That made me smile.  Any woman knows a frying pan is a darn good weapon to wallop someone with!
While trying to find her brother, Tiffany finds herself in a dream, and then a dream within a dream, and has to figure out how to get her brother and get out of the dream before the Queen has her in her power.  She also finds out that not all dreams are good dreams..there are also nightmares!
The first book was a quick read. A tiny bit confusing while in the "dreams"..but I attribute that to old age .   As in other books sometimes I forget the age of our protagonist and later wonder if all that is possible with a 9 yr old. (again.. old age. Sometimes it sucks!)  But I am happily reading on to the second book A Hatful of Sky , which of course, is in the same book! (get that?..I was hoping to confuse you)


Blogger Cath said...

I agree that the dreaming bit was a trifle confusing at times. But I too was tickled pink by the frying pan bit. So very very English of Terry Pratchett to use that as a weapon. lol. The books get better imo. I must nab book 4 from the library sometime.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Kailana said...

Yes, I agree that things got a bit confusing sometimes, too, but there was so much that made it wonderful. :)

11:49 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

A frying pan? I love it!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I was a little confused too during the dreams :p You're not alone. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one though!! I thought of you when I was reading it...I said "this is a Pat book" :p

3:55 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh...I read this a year or so ago. I really loved it!! I probably should have jumped into the second one right away, but I didn't. I'm hoping to get to a Hat Full of Sky for this challenge!

Great to see you doing well, Pat!

6:50 AM  

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