Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld

The Myths and Legends of Terry Pratchett's Multiverse

Carrie Pyykkonen and Linda Washington

St. Martin's Griffin

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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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Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld
Part OnePratchett, Parodies, and Plots: The Literary Roots of Discworld 
 
1Blueprint for a WorldTHE ARCHITECT AT WORKSometimes old buildings inspire us, sometimes the opposite is true. We look at an old building and ask ourselves, "What on earth were those people thinking of?"--Witold Rybczynski, The Look of Architecture7If you were on an architectural tour of, say, Saint Peter's Square in Rome, maybe your tour guide would say something like, "This is a true example of Italian baroque--one of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini's finest" in the

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Carrie Pyykkonen and Linda Washington

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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Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld
The Myths and Legends of Terry Pratchett's Multiverse
Carrie Pyykkonen and Linda Washington

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312372439
ISBN10: 0312372434
Young Adult Nonfiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages, Includes one line drawing
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 13
$17.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429934886
ISBN10: 1429934883
Young Adult Nonfiction288 pages, Includes one line drawing
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 13
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