Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld: The Myths and Legends of Terry Pratchett's Multiverse

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 288 pages
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A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men—soon to be a major motion picture

Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld series—novels he began as parodies of other works like Macbeth, Faust, and The Arabian Nights. The Wee Free Men, one of Pratchett's most popular novels, will be made into a movie by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It's the story of 9-year-old wannabe witch Tiffany Aching, who unites with the Nac Mac Feegle (6-inch-tall blue men who like to fight and love to drink) to free her brother from an evil fairy queen.

A fun, interactive guide that will explore the land of Discword, Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld is filled with sidebars, mythology trivia, and includes a bio of the fascinating author Terry Pratchett, and an in-depth analysis of his work. This unofficial guide is a great resource for readers of The Wee Free Men and the other books of the Discworld series.

 

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User Review  - Kellswitch - LibraryThing

This was a fun but mostly just fluffy book, probably better suited to younger readers who don’t have as much cultural background yet. I don’t ever really expect much from these sorts of books I read ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

If you love the Discworld series, you already know the stuff in this book. Well, except for the huge amount of tacked on, tangential filler. Which you don't particularly need. If you are reading a ... Read full review

Contents

Part One Pratchett Parodies and Plots The Literary Roots of Discworld
1
Part Two The Few the Proud the Inept Whos Who in Discworld
97
Part Three Power Police and Paraphernalia The Way Things Work in Discworld
187

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About the author (2008)

LINDA M. WASHINGTON, a freelance writer, has written several books for kids. She lives in Carol Stream, Illinois.

CARRIE PYYKKONEN has degrees in Early Childhood Education and Geography. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois.

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