A Hat Full of Sky

A Hat Full of Sky The second in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching Something is coming after Tiffany Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic She expects spells and

The second in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.Something is coming after Tiffany Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic She expects spells and magic not chores and ill tempered nanny goats Surely there must be to witchcraft than this What Tiffany doesn t know is that an insidious, disembodied creature iThe second in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.Something is coming after Tiffany Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic She expects spells and magic not chores and ill tempered nanny goats Surely there must be to witchcraft than this What Tiffany doesn t know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax the greatest witch in the world nor the fierce, six inch high Wee Free Men can protect her In the end, it will take all of Tiffany s inner strength to save herself if it can be done at all.

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  1. Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015.

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  1. One of Terry Pratchett s best.I don t often gush for a book, but this one was very good Pratchett s 2004 Discworld story Hat Full of Sky and second featuring Tiffany Aching and her friends the pictsies the Nac Mac Feegle wee free men was a joy to read.I d like to see this made into a film just to see how a clever and talented director handled Miss Level Like all of Pratchett s Discworld books, this is wryly funny and sardonically playful and he takes on some heavy themes like family, tradition, [...]

  2. The Nac Mac Feegles hae got me tawkin lae em Crivens It s a wee bittie story o hags right enough, the big wee hag o the hills bein the verra center o it all, but it may gi ye a bad case o the thinkin.I dinna like tae stop readin To the the Bigjobs Discworld just keeps getting better and better Keep a sharp eye out and you will see many references to other stories hidden in the telling.

  3. This is technically a young adult book and yes, I do read grown up books, I just went on a bit of a YA tear after my Powell s extravaganza , but the only reason for so labeling it is that the main character is a teenager It is hard to explain how great this book is if you haven t read any Pratchett, but, then again, why haven t you read any Pratchett His books about the Discworld started out a pun filled parodies of fantasy novels, and have evolved into satires on our modern world that usually l [...]

  4. Dedicated to the memory of Sir Terry Pratchett, who passed away soon after I started reading the book.I have made, over the past twenty years, many friends among the inhabitants of the wacky disc shaped world sailing through space on the backs of four elephants, carried in their turn by a giant turtle Starting with Rincewind, then with Sam Vimes and his Ankh Morpork guards, Lord Vetinari, the wizards of the Unseen University, the banana loving Librarian, the sentient multi legged Luggage, Moist [...]

  5. Freakin Terry Pratchett rules What in the world have i been doing with all my life I have so many books to read However i sit inspired by the bravery of Rob Anybody and, therefore, i shall fling myself head first with no helmet fearsome book at a time A Hatful of Sky is a follow up to The Wee Free Men It picks up just where the other left off and continues Terry s incredibly witty fantasy which clearly stand a bar above other fanatsy.

  6. Terry Pratchett favori yazarlar mdan biri ve her Diskd nya kitab n bitirdi imde neden favorim oldu unu tarif etmek i in farkl bir neden buluyorum nceleme yazmaya al t m bir on dakika, yaz p yaz p sildim S ylenebilecek o kadar ey var ki kitap ve kitab n yapt eyi ne kadar iyi yapt hakk nda ne yazsam kitab anlatmaya yetmeyecek Belki yar n g nd z g z yle bir eyler yazmay denerim ama imdilik bu kadar Genel olarak Diskd nya serisini herkes okumal O kadar ince i lenmi bir mizah ve anlat m var ki, muhte [...]

  7. Tiffany S z n n maceralar s r yor ve ilgin ekilde, insan kendisine ba lamay ba ar yor Bir DiskD nyasever olmasan z dahi, ilgiyle izleyebilirsiniz bu seriyi zaten en ba nabuyruk ilerleyen kitaplar da bunlar.Terry Pratchett n son d nemlerinde yazmaya giri ti i Tiffany S z serisinde dikkatimi eken ba ka bir ey var Hakiki ngiltere ye dair, bitmek bilmez bir sevda Zaten DiskD nya n n en DiskD nya olmayan k sm sanki, t m olaylar n vuku buldu u bu Tebe ir denilen yer burada b y den ok iftlikler, pastor [...]

  8. I can not seem to convince anyone to try Discworld.Damndest thing, I would think that his great stories, great insight, and amazing humor would be an easy sell, but I can t convince most readers I know to so much as read the first page in my copy of The Colour of Magic, even if they re voracious fantasy readers.Maybe it s the fact that I use the words fantasy and funny in the same sentence Most fantasy writers are the most humorless artists imaginable, so it seems like the dissonance is too stro [...]

  9. For a children s book it has complexity than I would ve expected I remember after reading Tiffany Aching s first book I thought it was just so strange and didn t get what was going on at the end The climax in this one had a similar sort of the thing going but I understood it better this time around Maybe it s because I m older or that Pratchett explained it easier this time, I don t know So here we have Tiffany in the beginning of her witch training and things are not going the way she thought [...]

  10. Pratchett is brilliant an witty, as usual Tiffany is the most talented young witch teaming up with the greatest old witch, my personal favorite, Granny Weatherwax Deep, mystical, sandy, and very human lessons are learned The Nac Mac Feegle never abandon Tiffany, nor Special Sheep Liniment The quirky side characters are fun Miss Level with her two bodies and circus past, along with Oswald, the obsessively tidy poltergeist We also get a much jovial version of Witch Trials than in history Fun as a [...]

  11. Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma which reading list to follow it up with Variety is the spice of life, so I ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously This book falls into my LOCUS Y A list.I think I ll always have a soft spot for imaginative young adult speculative fiction and as the good people at Locus did such a grand job with picking their Sci Fi winners, I ll trust them to single out some special y a books too.I ve never tried [...]

  12. 2010 August 172004 August 20Well, Voyage of the Dawn Treader is out, and Terry Pratchett is in for the read aloud As fond as I am of the former, I m perfectly willing to cast it aside Tiffany Aching is a marvelous character who thinks all the time As does Pratchett Unlike Lewis, Pratchett s world is rich and detailed and it works The Nac Mac Feegle are delightful low comedy anti fairies and a good foil to the thoroughly mundane business of sheep farming.As an aside, Pratchett has just described [...]

  13. I was going to say, this isn t what I should have been reading I seem to have found myself with a to do list as long as my arm at the moment but it s exactly what I needed.In A Hat Full of Sky, Pratchett tackles growing up in the sense of taking responsibility for things, and understanding the difference between the things you want, and the things you actually do As someone who has spent quite a lot of the last six weeks howling It must be so nice not to have to take the initiative solve the pro [...]

  14. A Hat Full of Sky is the 2nd book in the Tiffany Aching subseries of Discworld I really enjoyed this one, maybe slightly than I enjoyed the first Tiffany Aching book It had an equally good story, and I thought it was a bit funnier In this book, Tiffany is now eleven and she leaves her home on the chalk for the first time so she can learn how to be a proper witch She travels to the mountains where she ll serve as an apprentice for a witch named Miss Level, who is a bit unusual Meanwhile, a power [...]

  15. Wee Free Men, while still entertaining, didn t catch me on reread quite like it did the first time through A Hat Full of Sky on the other hand was pure magic and everything I remember it being My favorite Aching book.

  16. I quite enjoyed the first book of the Tiffany Aching arc of Discworld, The Wee Free Men, but A Hat Full of Sky steps it up a notch I love how Terry Pratchett plays with words There is a subtlety and then sometimes it is so in your face It is a gift Tiffany Aching is a tad different from the rest of his Discworld books as this is of a middle grade young adult read It is just a bit easier to be drawn into the world I feel.In this book our Tifany is two years older and she is finally starting her [...]

  17. Tiffany leaves home to learn the skills of a witch, grows up a little bit, is misguided by social pressure, and finds her way back As usual for Pratchett this is so darned heartwarming A huge part of being a witch involves helping people, even the ones that don t know they want need it Along the way she is opened up to a bodysnatching evil that requires some intervention from Nac Mac Feegles.Something I ve never noticed about Discworld books before but realized here, Pratchett at times gives peo [...]

  18. When I found my first Tiffany Aching book it was I shall wear Midnight and bless Terry s soul for finishing The Sheppard s Crown before he crossed the great black desert I realized I had found a friend There s something truly magical in the way Sir Pratchett uses words and even the smallest keen observation to make a notion so different than it was before, to make you realize something that you knew perhaps all along but hadn t seen it properly until you read these words and I think that s what [...]

  19. Tiffany is a fantastic heroine, and these are some of my favourite Pratchett books I think that anyone 10 could read and love any of his books although you might be a bit confused about some of the jokes he makes, as I was , but these are particularly about and for kids Re reading them now, they re as funny and adventureous as ever A perfect way to get into Pratchett 8 Please note this review is meant as a recommendation only Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, wi [...]

  20. Tiffany Aching is apprenticed to Miss Level, a witch with two bodies While under her employ, Tiffany is possessed by an evil spirit, known as a hiver Assisted by the hilarious Nac Mac Feegles, led by the aptly named Rob Anybody, she has to exorcise this demon and then outwit this enemy that cannot be vanquished Meanwhile, she also allies herself with Granny Weatherwax, one of the premier witches of her day Amusing romp, like the first book in the series.

  21. I very much aspire to be Granny Weatherwax someday I didn t appreciate the subtleties of her in this one before, but I do now.

  22. There s a reason that Terry Pratchett was such a well known and loved writer He s able to put into words universal feelings and experiences and weave them into a story that is funny, charming, and poignant.

  23. Even better then the first Tiffany The plot, the characters, everything is great I just love the development of characters.d, of course, the Wee Free Men 3.

  24. A Hat Full of Sky is the next Tiffany Aching book and is set a couple of years after the previous book and is off to study magic with the Witches D In this case though study means observations and enhancing her skills and performing something like a flying doctors service for the local population and at the same time doing battle with a non entity called a Hiver who really really want to Tiffany and is bent on taking her over DThe book also sees the return of many of the characters from the pre [...]

  25. First read 2004Re read August 2015The plot Almost two years have passed since the events of The Wee Free Men and the now eleven year old Tiffany leaves the chalk to become an apprentice witch to Miss Level However she is not alone she has attracted the attention of the hiver a wandering, conquering mind that is desperatly searching for its next body and it has set its sights on Tiffany.There is so much to love in this book Pratchett has based his ideas of witchcraft on the historical wise women [...]

  26. Tiffany Aching is off to learn how to be a witch She is going to apprentice with Miss Level, who is a witch with one mind but two bodies Tiffany is leaving her beloved Chalk behind, but she knows she needs to learn to be a witch so she can come back and be the hag of the hills Rob Anybody has a new kelda and Jeannie isn t too thrilled about Rob s concern for Tiffany Afterall, Tiffany was kelda for a while and engaged to Rob even if that was just for show But when the Nac Mac Feegle s realize Tif [...]

  27. A Hat Full of Sky is entertaining and fun read about a young witch in training in the classic fairy style In the first Tiffany Aching book she rescues her little brother from the Fairy Queen and becomes the kelda of the wee free men The macfeagle are not exactly like brownies in that if you leave them milk they won t help you do your chores If you leave them whiskey they ll try to help but it won t be the sort of help you d want She realises she s a witch despite all prior claims by witches that [...]

  28. We re all familiar with Alice going through the looking glass into a topsy turvy world, a world where she is able to look at things in a different way Unexpectedly, Alice makes no attempt to find her own reflection The very first thing she did was to look whether there was a fire in the fireplace, and she was quite pleased to find that there was a real one For a child who could make the observation Curiouser and curiouser she is singularly incurious about her own reflection perhaps she is not as [...]

  29. The second Tiffany Aching book spoilers ahead for the first one.Miss Tick has arranged for Tiffany to work for a witch, to learn the tricks of the trade Her parents are assured she s being hired for her skill in cheese making Roland, the Baron s son, is awkward and infatuated when she leaves The Nac Mac Feegle have acquired a normal kelda, Jeannie, who married Rob Anybody and does not entirely approve of Tiffany Hag of the hills or no, after all, she was their acting kelda and engaged to Rob for [...]

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