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A hat full of sky: a story of Discworld

A hat full of sky: a story of Discworld

Pratchett, Terry

Tiffany Aching - a hag from a long line of hags - is trying out her witchy talents, when she leaves home and is apprenticed to be a 'real' witch. But this time, will the thievin', fightin' and drinkin' skills of the Wee Free Men be of use, or must Tiffany rely on her own abilities?

Paperback, Book. English. Fantasy/Magic. Humorous stories. Children's stories. Fantasy fiction. Fiction 9+. Humorous.
Published London: Corgi, 2005
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Statement of responsibility: Terry Pratchett
ISBN: 0552551449, 9780552551441
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2004.
Physical Description: 349 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Witches Juvenile fiction.; Discworld (Imaginary place) Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.3
Interest Level: MY
Points: 12
Quiz Number: 207268

Author note

Terry Pratchettwas 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.


"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||Bristol Evening Post

Back cover copy

'We see you. Now we are you . . .'

No real witch would casually step out of their body, leaving it empty. Tiffany Aching does. And there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die.

To deal with it, Tiffany has to go to the heart of what makes her a witch. Get past the 'I can't'.

But even with the help of the Nac Mac Feegle - the rowdiest pictsies on the Disc, wholikefacing enormous odds - shestillmight not be able to win herself back . . .


'Crivens! If ye'll tak' my advice, ye'll read this right noo'Rob Anybody, Big Man of the Nac Mac Feegle

'Fantastically inventive'Sunday Times