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  • Published: 4 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9781407031675
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 3 hr 48 min
  • RRP: $17.99

A Hat Full of Sky

(Discworld Novel 32)




A sharply humorous sequel to The Wee Free Men

A real witch never casually steps out of her body, leaving it empty. Eleven-year-old Tiffany does. And there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die . . .

Wise, witty and wonderful, A Hat Full of Sky is Terry Pratchett's second novel about Tiffany and the Wee Free Men - the rowdiest, toughest, smelliest bunch of fairies ever. They'll fight anything. And even they might not be enough to save Tiffany . . .

  • Published: 4 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9781407031675
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 3 hr 48 min
  • RRP: $17.99

About the authors

Paul Kidby

Paul Kidby is thirty-four and lives behind an easel in Dorset. He is best-known for his illustrations of Discworld and its inhabitants in The Pratchett Portfolio, The Discworld Diaries, The Tourist Guide to Lancre and his prints and greeting cards.

Terry Pratchett

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.

terrypratchett.co.uk

Praise for A Hat Full of Sky

Pratchett's ear for dialogue is superb . . . His deep feeling for landscape, animals, kindness and courage make his adventures deeply satisfying as well as clever

The Times

Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters

Independent on Sunday

A great Pratchett strength is the sense that if the jokes . . . were dropped there would still be a good, engaging fantasy thriller here

Independent

Fantastically inventive and humorous fantasy adventure. Fans will be sky high

The Sunday Times

Funny, typically humorous . . . A must for any Terry Pratchett fan . . . With its witty and slightly confusing plot-twists and hilarious dialogue, this is, without doubt, another great children's book

Bristol Evening Post

Suitable for the 10 year old as well as the trendy student

Derby Evening Telegraph

Witty, pacy . . . An ideal introduction to Pratchett's work

South Wales Argus

Witty and daring

Teen Titles

A great Pratchett strength is the sense that if the jokes were dropped there would still be a good, engaging fantasy thriller here.

The Independent

Fantastically inventive and humorous fantasy adventure. Fans will be sky high.

The Sunday Times

Pratchett's ear for dialogue is superb . . . His deep feeling for landscape, animals, kindness and courage make his adventures deeply satisfying as well as clever.

Amanda Craig, The Times

Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters. . . As always, Pratchett is effortlessly amusing.

Independent On Sunday

This is a typically sharp and humorous sequel to the Wee Free Men

Norwich Evening News

Full of imaginative details and funny references to mythology

Chichester Observer

Funny, wise and beautiful.

Leicester Mercury

This is a gripping read that moves seamlessly between comedy, melancholy and adventure.

Aberdeen Evening Express

Gripping

Edinburgh Evening News

Gripping

Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Gripping

Irish News (Belfast)

Fun to read

Sunday Express

Gripping read

Sunday Sun (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Gripping read

News Letter (Northern Ireland)

Short review

Wales on Sunday

More fun and magic. . . .It's touch and go in this exciting follow-up to the Wee Free Men

Primary Times: Hampshire

Three stars out of five

www.cool-reads.co.uk

Though ostensibly a child's book will be enjoyed by any fan of Pratchett's as it is written with his trade mark humour.

Alison Jones, Birmingham Post

Gripping read

Cambridge Evening News

Gripping read

Southern Daily Echo

Gripping

East Anglian Daily Times

This is a gripping read

Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph

It's the kind of book adults will enjoy and be delighted for their children to read.

Starburst

All ends well but not before the reader has been hurtled through a series of hilarious scenarios with a carefully devised blend of wit and the simple wisdom of a clear-cut moral line.

Books for Keeps

If you are only going to buy one book., this is the one to get!

Teaching and Learning

A reliable treat for fans

Focus

A sharply humorous sequel to The Wee Free Men

Croydon Advertiser

A sharply humorous sequel to The Wee Free Men

Sutton & Epsom Advertiser

Immensely readable

Colchester Evening Gazette

A thoroughly enjoyable read.

Tara Greaves, Eastern Daily Press

This gravitas, together with the crackling energy of his ideas and style and his delicious subversion of traditional fairytales, makes A hat Full of Sky a perfect read.

Stephen Lucas, TES

The story comes with all of Pratchett's unique comic inimitability and moves with page-turning insistence to its surprising, satisfying conclusion.

The School Librarian

The message throughout is one of self-empowerment and self improvement and it is testimony to Pratchett's writing skill that this message never feels tacked on or cloying. [This book] will be relished by children as well as adults.

INIS (Children's Books Ireland)

Mentioned in Christmas Round Up: Humorous and eloquent, Pratchett again manages to create a book that both children and adults love.

Eastern Daily Press

The dialogue is brilliant and the bizarre characters are unforgettable.

Hamstead & Highgate Express

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