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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

St. Martin's Griffin

A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men—soon to be a major motion pictureBefore 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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The Myths and Legends of Terry Pratchett's Multiverse

Carrie Pyykkonen and Linda Washington

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