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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • A Hat Full of Sky
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 11 March 2019
  • 055255264X

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  1. Lyn Lyn says:

    One of Terry Pratchett s best.I don t often gush for a book, but this one was very good Pratchett s 2004 Discworld story Hat Full of Sky and second featuring Tiffany Aching and her friends the pictsies the Nac Mac Feegle wee free men was a joy to read.I d like to see this made into a film just to see how a clever and talented director handled Miss Level Like all of Pratchett s Discworld books, this is wryly funny and sardonically playful and he takes on some heavy themes like family, tradi One of Terry Pratchett s best.I don t often gush for a book, but this one was very good Pratchett s 2004 Discworld story Hat Full of Sky and second featuring Tiffany Aching and her friends the pictsies the Nac Mac Feegle wee free men was a joy to read.I d like to see this made into a film just to see how a clever and talented director handled Miss Level Like all of Pratchett s Discworld books, this is wryly funny and sardonically playful and he takes on some heavy themes like family, tradition, peer pressure and isolation but wrapped up in a fun sized parade of interesting characters and entertaining scenes Sir Terry also mixes in some serious horrific elements with the invasive Hiver.Part of the fun was Pratchett s devilishly inventive way of weaving in popular references and I was thrilled to pick up on the Frank Herbert Dune Bene Gesserit allusion witches Pratchett had a mischievous streak and this wink and nod silliness comes across and makes our PRATCHETT SMILE O METER work overtime.This one also had that little something extra that makes a book special, it all came together nicely as a Los Angeles rug belonging to Maude s mom This may seem like an oblique comparison, but I was reminded of Charles Portis 1968 western novel True Grit In that wonderful book, Portis had two of his most enigmatic characters share the stage In Hat Full of Sky, Pratchett spends plenty of time with Granny Weatherwax and Tiffany and their interactions and dialogue is what makes this rise above the rest.Highly recommended


  2. Charity Charity says:

    The Nac Mac Feegles hae got me tawkin lae em Crivens It s a wee bittie story o hags right enough, the big wee hag o the hills bein the verra center o it all, but it may gi ye a bad case o the thinkin.I dinna like tae stop readin To the the Bigjobs Discworld just keeps getting better and better Keep a sharp eye out and you will see many references to other stories hidden in the telling.


  3. Joey Woolfardis Joey Woolfardis says:

    Why do you go away So that you can come back So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours And the people there see you differently too Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving First read 8th June, 2013 4 Stars.Second read 23rd July, 2018 4 Stars The second of the Tiffany Aching series on Discworld came quickly after the first, with only one other Discworld novel separating them Tiffany is now a few years older and is off to sta Why do you go away So that you can come back So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours And the people there see you differently too Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving First read 8th June, 2013 4 Stars.Second read 23rd July, 2018 4 Stars The second of the Tiffany Aching series on Discworld came quickly after the first, with only one other Discworld novel separating them Tiffany is now a few years older and is off to start learning Witching from Miss Level, a witch living in a cottage in the middle of the woods, far away from the open land of the Chalk where Tiffany knows she belongs.We meet Tiffany onceand she s much the same as she was in The Wee Free Men, headstrong and wonderful, wanting to learn, needing to find things out and general being an amazing little girl indeed.In A Hat Full of Sky, however, Tiffany gets the Pratchett treatment eventhan she had before, and that includes a bag full o flaws put right in to her Tiffany isn t perfect and that s why she s so wonderful She s a little plain no funny coloured hair or differently coloured eyes,thank youand, whilst she has extraordinary witching power, she s got hang ups just like the rest of us Tiffany can be a little childish, a little selfish, a little annoying, a little big headed and a little too proud She s fully developed and three dimensional and that is the freshest of breaths of fresh air It was too easy to slip into careless little cruelties because you had power and other people hadn t, too easy to think other people didn t matter much, too easy to think that ideas like right and wrong didn t apply to you The plot is pretty much standard Discworld with a childlike twist considering this is a children s book at it s heart The Wee Free Men of the previous book the Nac Mac Feegle or pictsies to you return, but this time they don t have a huge and central starring role, and that gives the book a better outlook and readability Whilst the Nac Mac Feegle are a great addition, in The Wee Free Men it always felt like they were taking over the entire book A Hat Full of Sky is also bolstered by a bigger starring role from Granny Weatherwax and it s here you can clearly see the similarities between Tiffany and Granny, and you get the feeling that Tiffany is the younger version of Granny that Terry always wanted to write about in depth They have a kinship about them beyond the we both of us are witches and the general sharing of power Whilst no one could ever hold a candle to Granny, Tiffany certainly has a certain edge to her, and it s shown here very well


  4. Carrie Carrie says:

    This is technically a young adult book and yes, I do read grown up books, I just went on a bit of a YA tear after my Powell s extravaganza , but the only reason for so labeling it is that the main character is a teenager It is hard to explain how great this book is if you haven t read any Pratchett, but, then again, why haven t you read any Pratchett His books about the Discworld started out a pun filled parodies of fantasy novels, and have evolved into satires on our modern world that usuall This is technically a young adult book and yes, I do read grown up books, I just went on a bit of a YA tear after my Powell s extravaganza , but the only reason for so labeling it is that the main character is a teenager It is hard to explain how great this book is if you haven t read any Pratchett, but, then again, why haven t you read any Pratchett His books about the Discworld started out a pun filled parodies of fantasy novels, and have evolved into satires on our modern world that usually leave me withprofound thinking to do afterward that most serious fiction A Hat Full of Sky is a sequel to The Wee Free Men and is about Tiffany Aching s apprenticeship as a witch, far from her home on the chalk country It s also about being true to yourself, whoever you are and accepting the good of yourself with the bad, and trusting your instincts But it isn t hokey, or preachy, just true And funny as hell I will never stop laughing at the Wee Free Men.So, go out and read some Pratchett, by gum Start with the Wee Free Men, even if they are kids books , and then bust out the rest of the Discworld You won t regret it


  5. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) says:

    Dedicated to the memory of Sir Terry Pratchett, who passed away soon after I started reading the book.I have made, over the past twenty years, many friends among the inhabitants of the wacky disc shaped world sailing through space on the backs of four elephants, carried in their turn by a giant turtle Starting with Rincewind, then with Sam Vimes and his Ankh Morpork guards, Lord Vetinari, the wizards of the Unseen University, the banana loving Librarian, the sentient multi legged Luggage, Moist Dedicated to the memory of Sir Terry Pratchett, who passed away soon after I started reading the book.I have made, over the past twenty years, many friends among the inhabitants of the wacky disc shaped world sailing through space on the backs of four elephants, carried in their turn by a giant turtle Starting with Rincewind, then with Sam Vimes and his Ankh Morpork guards, Lord Vetinari, the wizards of the Unseen University, the banana loving Librarian, the sentient multi legged Luggage, Moist von Lipwig I could go on and on, but what I wanted to say that, out of all of them, I believe Tiffany Aching is the one that I love and admire the most.Technically, the Tiffany books are Y.A., and have little connection with the rest of the series mainly the presence of Granny Weatherwax as the chief witch on Discworld, not that witches have ranks or care much about authority In her first outing, Tiffany Aching is too young to be a witch, but that didn t stopped her from doing what needs to be done and stopping the Queen of the Faeries from invading her beloved Chalk With the help of the Pictsies, Tiffany demonstrated that the most important talent a witch needs is to keep her eyes open and use her common sense, just like her beloved Granny Aching used to do.In this second book, young Tiffany must leave the Chalk and be apprenticed to aexperienced witch who can show her how to develop and control her native talents, beyond making cheese a sort of going to Hogwarts, but in a private tutoring form Her destination is described asMiss Level, Cottage in the Woods Near the Dead Oak Tree in Lost Man s Lane, High Overhang, If Out Leave Letters in Old Boot by Door To complicate matters, Tiffany is unknowingly chased by a space entity a hiver that homes in on users of magic like a guided missile , trying to lodge into their brains and subvert their will Just when she needs their help most, she must leave the Pictsies back in the Chalk, under the supervision of their new hive queenThe Nac Mac Feegle also called Pictsies, The Wee Free Men, The Little Men, and Person or Persons Unknown, Believed to be Armed they are the most dangerous of the fairy races, particularly when drunk They love drinking, fighting, and stealing, and will in fact steal anything that is not nailed down If it is nailed down, they will steal the nails as well The average Feegle man Feegle women are rare see later is about six inches high, red haired, his skin turned blue with tattoos and the dye called woad, and, since you re this close, he s probably about to hit you These little blue scoundrels were responsible for most of the fun I ve had with the first Aching novel, so I hoped they will not be absent for long Indeed, I don t think I reveal a major spoiler if I mention that Rob Anything, Slightly Sane Georgie, Daft Wullie, Awf ly Wee Billy and their pished mates will soon follow Tiffany into her exile, up to their usual hilarious and boisterous antics.I wouldn t love the Tiffany books so much if they were only about having fun They prove in fact that Young Adult books can and should deal with the most important issues of self and destiny as the so called literary fiction The lessons Tiffany learns in High Overhang will serve her for a lifetimeAlways face what you fear Have just enough money, never too much, and some string Even if it s not your fault, it s your responsibility Witches deal with things Never stand between two mirrors Never cackle Do what you must do Never lie, but you don t always have to be honest Never wish Especially don t wish upon a star, which is astronomically stupid Open your eyes, and then open your eyes again I don t intend to go into details about Tiffany s adventures in the company of her tutor, Miss Level, or about the rivalries with the other young witches in training Most of them can be boiled down to the choice the young girl has to make between being true to her inner core of values and the wish to conform, to be popular and appreciated Even the part of the chasing hiver is used to reveal the fact that the demons we are often fighting are of our own making, uncomfortable truths about ourselves that we pretend we know nothing about, like streaks of meanness and selfishness and greed.My favorite passage in the book is rather long, but it is an important illustration of the offbeat definition Pratchett gives for superpowers and how they are best deployed In answer to why Granny Weatherwax sent her to a rather dumpy and unimpressive research witch for training, Tiffany must chew on thisBecause she likes people She cares about em Even the stupid, mean, drooling ones, the mothers with the runny babies and no sense, the feckless and the silly and the fools who treat her like some kind of servant Now that s what I call magic seein all that, dealin with all that, and still goin on It s sitting up all night with some poor old man who s leavin the world, taking away such pain as you can, comfortin their terror, seein them safely on their way and then cleanin em up, layin em out, making em neat for the funeral, and helpin the weeping widow strip the bed and wash the sheets which is, let me tell you, no errand for the fainthearted and stayin up the next night to watch over the coffin before the funeral, and then going home and sitting down for five minutes before some shouting angry man comes bangin on your door cuz his wife s havin difficulty givin birth to their first child and the midwife s at her wits end and then getting up and fetching your bag and going out again We all do that, in our own way, and she does it better n me, if I was to put my hand on my heart That is the root and heart and soul and center of witchcraft, that is The soul and center It may sounds preachy here, out of context, but I believe the novel argues in a fun and moving way the case for treating people with kindness and for using your common sense in dealing with problems The title becomes explicit later in the novel, as Tiffany has to choose what kind of pointy hat she will use now that she has been acknowledged by her brethren a fashionable star spangled one from the best shop in the village Or Granny Weatherwax s old, battered hat that she won in a prestige competition or better yet, one that she will fashion herself from everything that is valuable and close to her heart Until I get to read the next Tiffany Aching book, I will say goodbye to her, and sadly to her creator Sir Terry Pratchett, with one last quote that will serve well as a metaphor for why we are reading books, and with my gratitude for the journeys of wonder they have had me embark uponWhy do you go away So that you can come back So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors And the people there see you differently, too Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.The words ran through Tiffany s mind as she watched the sheep, and she found joy at the new lambs, at life, at everything Joy is to fun what the deep seea is to a puddle It s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.I ve come back she announced to the hills Better than I went


  6. Trish Trish says:

    sighs contently Only a few days ago I talked to a GR friend about those authors and their books that make you feel at home, all cozy and comfy Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series is my ultimate home I cannot stress that enough.This 32nd volume was another in the sub series about Tiffany It s been a few years since the last Tiffany book She s slightly older now and her parents are tricked into letting her become an apprentice making cheese Unfortunately, it also means Tiffany has to sighs contently Only a few days ago I talked to a GR friend about those authors and their books that make you feel at home, all cozy and comfy Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series is my ultimate home I cannot stress that enough.This 32nd volume was another in the sub series about Tiffany It s been a few years since the last Tiffany book She s slightly older now and her parents are tricked into letting her become an apprentice making cheese Unfortunately, it also means Tiffany has to go away from the Chalk for a while Then again, a great thinker once said that you have to leave in order to really appreciate what you re coming back to.Naturally, Tiffany s studies aren t ONLY about cheese.There are bullies in her school There are some talents that are getting away from here as well, so of course she needs to be kept grounded before she starts cackling And who better to help her than the Nac Mac Feegles After all, they need their big wee hag because she tells the country what it is and it tells her who she is.But great power poses the danger of it getting in to your head literally And let s not forget the danger of wishes So yes, Granny makes an appearance on top of all the other witches, tea and biscuits and all Yay It s easy to see this as just another fantasy book with a coming of age story But that would be like seeing only the flat bits of Earth What sets Sir Terry so firmly apart is how effortlessly he mixes a funny adventure including some raunchy pixies with very deep thoughts about death coping mechanisms as well as the corruption by power and what really matters in life Just look at those quotes I liked highlighted to see what I mean I seriously love his version of witches who barely ever use actual magic but instead show how pointless it often is anyway since you can use headology or just plain common sense Actually listening to people, actually seeing things, actually paying attention, caring and applying some knowledge medicine and other kinda scientific methods while working people no, not WITH people lol Taking responsibility when nobody else wants to Gets to me every time And it s one of the reasons why the books involving Granny and other witches are my favourites of the series Yes, still and always.Granny Weatherwax no longer needs any kind of introduction or summary But it is important to note that Tiffany herself has already become a very special character and this is only her second book She might be only 11 in this volume, but she s already thoroughly fleshed out, has her head and heart in the right place and I m now convinced where this is headed I had a hunch before but this made it clear, though I don t want to think about it yet She s smart, quirky, loveable, headstrong a proper hag We weren t in a familiar surrounding this time but the magical problem, the lessons we learn alongside Tiffany, the fun we always have when following the Nac Mac Feegles whether they are drinking, stealing, fighting or saving their favourite hag it s all rather magical after all


  7. Bradley Bradley says:

    Looking back on all the Tiffany Aching books in Discworld, I have nothing bad to say about any of them except that they are sometimes not that special.Damned by faint praise In actuality, the whole thing is very charming, often clever, and it is definitely an eye opener for our 11 year old witch But as for learning the witchy trade Yep, it s fairly cool and definitely a trip for the heads that be, but other than having a hive mind baddie that wants a very special wish, the whole thing is a Looking back on all the Tiffany Aching books in Discworld, I have nothing bad to say about any of them except that they are sometimes not that special.Damned by faint praise In actuality, the whole thing is very charming, often clever, and it is definitely an eye opener for our 11 year old witch But as for learning the witchy trade Yep, it s fairly cool and definitely a trip for the heads that be, but other than having a hive mind baddie that wants a very special wish, the whole thing is a light adventure in dealing with classmates and bad teachers.I still enjoyed it, though This is Pratchett He s almost always funny


  8. John John says:

    Another fantastic book by Terry Pratchett Wonderful sequel to Wee Free Men Tiffany Aching and the Nac Mac Feegle continue their alliance with the previous hilarious and touching outcomes.Another must read for Pratchett and fantasy fans.


  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    It s been two years since Tiffany Aching and her allies, the Wee Free Men, stormed Fairyland, knocked the Queen out with a frying pan, and rescued both Tiffany s little brother Wentworth and Roland, son of the Baron of the Chalk.This exploit brought Tiffany to the notice of the Witches, under the leadership of the formidable Mistress Weatherwax Now they ve arranged for her to be apprenticed to Miss Level, who lives in the mountains and is considered a bit odd even by witch standards.Tiffany l It s been two years since Tiffany Aching and her allies, the Wee Free Men, stormed Fairyland, knocked the Queen out with a frying pan, and rescued both Tiffany s little brother Wentworth and Roland, son of the Baron of the Chalk.This exploit brought Tiffany to the notice of the Witches, under the leadership of the formidable Mistress Weatherwax Now they ve arranged for her to be apprenticed to Miss Level, who lives in the mountains and is considered a bit odd even by witch standards.Tiffany learns that there s precious little magic involved in her world s version of witchcraft spells and potions are left to wizards, who tend to be pompous buffoons Instead, witchcraft mostly consists of midwifery, hospice care, herbal lore and medicine, helping out with children and farm animals, standing up to local bullies, and settling village disputes Our heroine finds all this unworthy of her time If you ve read the previous book, you know this is very unlike Tiffany.Is this just a prelude to teen angst, or is there somethingsinister at work And how did Tiffany become open to this malign influence Was it Annagramma and the other silly witch girls her own age, who have become preoccupied with wizardly trappings and might have summoned a spirit beyond their strength Or did Tiffany inadvertently do this to herself with her new trick of hopping in and out of her body with a word Whatever s afoot, Rob Anybody and his clan of fearsome Feegles are on the case They even have a plan, consisting of a paper scrap with PLN scribbled on it.Content Advisory Violence The creatures taken over by the hiver generally wind up dying violently, so bent on power that their fellows see no choice but to destroy them For instance, all that remained of Professor Bustle could fit in a mason jar view spoiler The hiver, working through Tiffany, kills one of Miss Level s bodies hide spoiler.The Feegles, as usual, will attack anything that moves No shown deaths and no gore Sex When Tiffany visits Mrs Earwig s pronounced Ah wij house she notices the d cor, which includes paintings of young covens dancing beneath the full moon, accompanied by men gods male spirits with horns and neither the young women nor the young men are wearing a stitch The paintings are described broadly, with no details They make Tiffany uncomfortable, but as kids under peer pressure often do, she swallows her initial feeling and convinces herself that that s real witchcraft A few fleeting references to village paternity scandals Language The Nac Mac Feegle catchphrase is still Crivens , which my friend The Batman tells me is a distant descendant of the oath Christ s veins How the phrase got into this universe, which has no clear time space relationship to our world and presumably stands outside what the Church calls salvation history, is a mystery Then again, one of the Feegles was singing You Are My Sunshine at one point I m probably overthinking this.Tiffany uses the word gravitas and Granny Weatherwax asks brusquely, What s gravitarse Substance Abuse The Feegles are in it There will be boozing No one else drinks Most of the community elders like to chew tobacco Nightmare Fuel The hiver is a frightening creature It has no body and barely any mind, but it lives forever, and it takes over the bodies of other creatures to shield itself from the torment of such an existence Those it possesses become increasingly deranged and megalomaniacal until they are either killed by their fellows, or self destruct, thinking in their hubris that they can t die Miss Level somehow is a single individual whose brain and soul is split between two identical bodies This allows her to seemingly bilocate, and in her youth she joined the circus as a pair of twins She s a sweet character, but that subplot seemed a bit Miss Peregrine ish for this book.The Feegles try to pass themselves off as an animate scarecrow, but they are terrible actors, and when the torso starts fighting with the knees the gawky figure splits in two, to the great horror of all present Politics and Religion The afterworld consists of a desert that the souls must cross No one has ever come back to tell what s on the other side Death is personified as a vague, towering dark figure who speaks in all caps and no quotation marks He notices Rob there and says, I WAS NOT EXPECTING A NAC MAC FEEGLE TODAY IF I D KNOWN HE WAS HERE, I D HAVE WORN PROTECTIVE GEAR You have friends, Granny tells Tiffany at one point The girl hears a bird singing overhead and looks up Not up there, the old woman clarifies Hardly Pullman material, but worth noting here.ConclusionA masterful look at the start of adolescence, peer pressure, and the things that really matter, A Hat Full of Sky is appropriate for young teens but has enough meat and subtlety to be enjoyed by adults too Tiffany is a worthy heroine surrounded by a delightful supporting cast Pratchett clearly based this part of Discworld on the rural part of England where he grew up, and because the setting is full of concrete detail it comes alive in a way few fantasy lands do Recommended


  10. Juanes Juanes says:

    Freakin Terry Pratchett rules What in the world have i been doing with all my life I have so many books to read However i sit inspired by the bravery of Rob Anybody and, therefore, i shall fling myself head first with no helmetone fearsome book at a time A Hatful of Sky is a follow up to The Wee Free Men It picks up just where the other left off and continues Terry s incredibly witty fantasy which clearly stand a bar above other fanatsy.


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A Hat Full of Sky➸ [Reading] ➺ A Hat Full of Sky By Terry Pratchett ➭ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk WE SEE YOU NOW WE ARE YOUNo real witch would casually step out of their body, leaving it emptyTiffany Aching does And there s something just waiting for a handy body to take over Something ancient and WE SEE YOU NOW WE ARE YOUNo Full of PDF/EPUB ã real witch would casually step out of their body, leaving it emptyTiffany Aching does And there s something just waiting for a handy body to take over Something ancient and horrible, which can t dieTo deal with it, Tiffany has to go to the very heart of what makes her a witch.


About the Author: Terry Pratchett

Born Terence David John Pratchett, Sir Terry Full of PDF/EPUB ã Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in A Hat Epub / In , he turned to writing full time There are over books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, Hat Full of eBook ¸ and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, In , Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire OBE for services to literature in , and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in , the University of Portsmouth in , the University of Bath in , the University of Bristol in , Buckinghamshire New University in , the University of Dublin in , Bradford University in , the University of Winchester in , and The Open University in for his contribution to Public ServiceIn Dec of , Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On Feb, , he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth IIHe was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on th March .