The Wee Free Men

, #30

Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages

English language

Published Nov. 8, 2004 by HarperTrophy.

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4 stars (2 reviews)

"Another world is colliding with this one," said the toad. "All the monsters are coming back."

"Why?" said Tiffany.

"There's no one to stop them."

There was silence for a moment.

Then Tiffany said, "There's me."

Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle - aka the Wee Free Men - a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny. Together they battle through an eerie and ever-shifting landscape, fighting brutal flying fairies, dream-spinning dromes, and grimhounds - black dogs with eyes of fire and teeth of razors - before ultimately confronting the Queen of the Elves, absolute ruler …

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4 stars

Il primo della saga. Narra di una bambina che vuole diventare una strega. Si trova quindi a combattere, aiutata da un popolo di folletti bellicosi, una regina che vuole portare gli incubi nel suo mondo.

Nonostante faccia parte della serie "young adult" è una storia di Mondidisco perfettamente godibile anche da un pubblico più adulto.

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  • Tiffany Aching (Fictitious character)
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Fairies
  • Witches
  • Fiction