Meet Tiffany and the Wee Free Men. Tiffany wants to be a witch, and the Wee Free Men, are, well - a horde of unruly fairies. Together they are the brave new heroes in The Wee Free Men, a spellbinding story from Terry Pratchett. Full of fierce, flying elves, deadly dogs and not forgetting the evil Queen of the Fairies, Tiffany and the Wee Free Men must battle it out to bring Tiffany’s brother home. Here’s everything you need to know about them.
Tiffany has an incredible imagination and can see things no one else can
She has four older sisters and a little brother called Wentworth (who she has to rescue!)
Before training to be a witch, Tiffany works on her parents’ farm as a cheesemaker, and is well-known for making the best cheeses in the area
Her favourite smell is Jolly Sailor tobacco, because her grandmother, Granny Aching (who was a shepherd and wise Witch of the Chalk) used to smoke it
Her weapon of choice is a frying pan!
The Wee Free Men
In their language, the Wee Free Men are called Nac Mac Feegle
They are fairy folk, or ‘pictsies’
They are blue, with red hair and bears and stand 15cm tall
Their clan is made of hundreds of brothers and a mother (leader) called the Kelda
The Wee Free Men are strong and fearless warriors with some serious sword skills!
Tiffany wants to be a witch when she grows up.
A proper one, with a pointy hat. And flying, she’s always dreamed of flying (though it’s cold up there, you have to wear really thick pants, two layers).
But she’s worried Tiffany isn’t a very ‘witchy’ name. And a witch has always protected Tiffany’s land, to stop the nightmares getting through.
Now the nightmares have taken her brother, and it’s up to her to get him back.
With a horde of unruly fairies at her disposal, Tiffany is not alone. And she is the twentieth granddaughter of her Granny Aching: shepherdess extraordinaire, and protector of the land.
Tiffany Aching. Now there’s a rather good name for a witch.
‘Quite, quite brilliant’
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE TIFFANY ACHING SERIES