"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

17 March 2010

Wee Free Men

Pratchett, Terry. Wee Free Men. 2003

This has got to be one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. It is spring break here at Harvest, and my brain was ready for a spring break book. This book, the first in a trilogy and one of over thirty books written by Terry Pratchett, was just what I needed.

Tiffany, the story's protagonist, has to rescue her little brother after he is kidnapped by the Queen. She is accompanied on this journey by the Nac Mack Feegle, a group of blue-skinned, red-haired pictsies who are fiercely loyal to her and willing to battle anyone and anything that gets in her way.

This book, along with the two following it (A Hat Full of Sky and Wintersmith) was well worth the time spent reading. It's too bad there aren't any of Pratchett's books available at the library or Bestseller. I will definitely be heading to the library (and Barnes&Noble) once I touch down in North America.

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