This is book number 1 in the Tiffany Aching series.
Armed with nothing more than a skillet and the knowledge that she is Tiffany Aching of the Chalk, one lone girl and hundreds of kilt-wearing, sword- fighting, lawyer-hating Nac Mac Feegle will stop at nothing to get her little brother back. Oh, and did we mention that Tiffany is only 9? Or that the Nac Mac Feegle are only 6 inches tall? And who could forget that her little brother was stolen by the queen of the fairies? I love this book because of its gung-ho heroism and the clear message throughout that if you know yourself then you can do anything. That, and itty bitty blue kilt-clad scottsmen swearing “Ach Crivens!” every five minutes, makes for a heartwarming laugh that I will read again and again. — Talon Birns
Armed with a frying pan and common sense, witch-to-be Tiffany has many adventures when she goes into Fairyland to save her family. With serious humor, magic, and the Nac Mac Feegle--or more commonly known as the Wee Free Men--Pratchett created a great book for lovers of fantasy, his other works, readers of humor or if you are a first time reader of his novels. This truly is a book for teens and adults alike. — Jeanette
The first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality. . . .
Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee Free Men—a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men.
Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Elves herself. . . .
Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.