The Wee Free Men (Discworld #30 / Tiffany Aching #1)
Tiffany wants to be a witch when she grows up. A proper one, with a pointy hat. And flying, she's always dreamed of flying (though it's cold up there, you have to wear really thick pants, two layers). But she's worried Tiffany isn't a very 'witchy' name. And a witch has always protected Tiffany's land, to stop the nightmares getting through. Now the nightmares have taken her brother, and it's up to her to get him back. With a horde of unruly fairies at her disposal, Tiffany is not alone. And she is the twentieth granddaughter of her Granny Aching: shepherdess extraordinaire, and protector of the land. Tiffany Aching. Now there's a rather good name for a witch. "Quite, quite brilliant." (Starburst). The First Book In The Tiffany Aching Series.
"Plenty to laugh at here, not least Pratchett's ability to put a 90 degree spin on the familiar" The Times "Plenty to laugh at here, not least Pratchett's ability to put a 90 degree spin on the familiar" The Times "A clear example of a comic fantasy classic and, well ... Crivens! It deserves t'sell a millyun copies" Sunday Express "A clear example of a comic fantasy classic and, well ... Crivens! It deserves t'sell a millyun copies" Sunday Express "A funny and thought-provoking fantasy, with powerfully visual scenes and characters that remain with readers. A glorious read" School Library Journal
Terry Pratchett (Author) Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.Laura Ellen Andersen (Illustrator) When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author and illustrator who lives in north London. The creator of Evil Emperor Penguin for the Phoenix comic, she is also the illustrator of Sibeal Pounder's Witch Wars series and CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell's picture books and Harper fiction series. Laura's first author/illustrator picture book, I Don't Want Curly Hair, was published by Bloomsbury in 2017. She has also created new cover illustrations for Enid Blyton's Famous Five series. www.lauraellenanderson.co.uk @Lillustrator