Kleine freie Männer

Ein Märchen von der Scheibenwelt

Paperback, 318 pages

German language

Published Oct. 9, 2006 by Goldmann Verlag.


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5 stars (7 reviews)

A riotous, wise, and gripping junior Discworld novel from the Carnegie Medal-winning author and acknowledged master of comic fantasy.Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching - a wise shepherd - might have been a witch, but now Granny Aching is dead and it's up to Tiffany to work it all out when strange things begin happening: a fairy-tale monster in the stream, a headless horseman and, strangest of all, the tiny blue men in kilts, the Wee Free Men, who have come looking for the new 'hag'. These are the Nac Mac Feegles, the pictsies, who like nothing better than thievin', fightin' and drinkin'. Then Tiffany's young brother goes missing and Tiffany and the Wee Free Men must join forces to save him from the Queen of the Fairies-

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5 stars

Eines meiner Lieblingsbücher von der Scheibenwelt, jetzt vorgelesen weil das Kind im richtigen Alter dazu ist und etwas "Lustiges und Ernstes" wollte. Eignet sich hervorragend zum kapitelweise Vorlesen und hat die richtige Mischung aus Ernsthaftigkeit, ein bisschen Grusel, Witz und Spannung. Die Übersetzung ist gelungen, wobei ich finde, dass man den Nac Mac Feegle einfach ihren Namen hätte lassen können. Als Einstieg in die Scheibenwelt jedenfalls sehr gut geeignet.

reviewed The wee free men by Terry Pratchett

I knew Pterry would not let go a chance to do a pune!

4 stars

It is indeed a young adult book. But she's only nine so of course it can't be the same level of sophistication as Nation or Amazing Maurice. It continues (more or less) Lord and Ladies, and feels really like an intro to Tiffany starting her witch career. But she is a Witch, just like Agnes has to be a Witch too. The witchcraft chooses you... (?) It feels very Narnia, and at some points Alice in Wonderland.

I ... I didn't start Discworld expecting it to be so much pain. How could he put so much Aching on a nine-year-old (?). But Pterry did write every one (except the wizards, whom I assume he didn't like either)(apart from Ponder and maybe Rincewind) with their own pain in life, their struggles, darkness, doubts, and ... and then there is Thief of Time, and there is Last Hero (well Last Hero is …

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