A Hat Full of Sky (Tiffany Aching #2) (Paperback)
Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adolescent Literature * Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book Winner * ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book
The second in beloved and bestselling fantasy grandmaster Sir Terry Pratchett's beloved Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this.
What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself . . . if it can be done at all.
'A Hat Full of Sky continues Terry Pratchett’s brilliant look into the world of a young witch: this time, with more angst.' (Fantasy Book Review)
The five funny and fabulous Tiffany Aching adventures are:
- The Wee Free Men
- A Hat Full of Sky
- I Shall Wear Midnight
- The Shepherd’s Crown
Tiffany’s mentors, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, star in the novels Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, and Carpe Jugulum.
And don’t miss Terry Pratchett’s hilarious and wise Discworld novel The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents!
Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed author of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Color of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of more than fifty bestselling books which have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for his young adult novel The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest services to literature was to avoid writing any. He lived in England and died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.
“A masterpiece of comic fantasy. [Pratchett’s] deep feeling for landscape, animals, kindness, and courage make his adventures deeply satisfying as well as clever.” — London Times
“Wonderful language, genuinely scary explorations and a young girl whose growing up is believable and exciting.” — Chicago Tribune
“The humor races from cerebral to burlesque without dropping a stitch. Astonishing.” — Horn Book (starred review)
“Tiffany is Hermione Granger, Gaiman’s Coraline, and Pullman’s Lyra Belacqua rolled into one. A great adventure with plenty of magic and laughs.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
“By turns hilarious and achingly beautiful, this be just right.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Readers will curl up to read with a sigh of contentment.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Full of irreverent humor, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and many memorable characters. Fans of the previous book are in for another treat.” — School Library Journal