Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Wee Free Men and Fairy Feller's Master Stroke

My Friend Michele from Tying Up Loose Ends has just been reading books by Terry Pratchet including "The Wee Free Men." Wonderful, funny books and I just found on Wikipedia that the little blue men are based on this painting by Richard Dodd. Read these books or ANY Terry Pratchett. He is wonderful!
(Posting for the second time today!)


shannonb said...

I've read pretty much everything Terry Pratchett's written, including the wonderful picture book "Where's My Cow?" that would baffle any parent innocently picking it up off the shelf, unless they've read the Sam Vimes novels.

Anyway--I'm reading Hat Full of Sky aloud to my kids* and I've discovered an heretofore unsuspected talent for a scottish brogue. Griffin** is now "ye daft wee scunner" and I now shout "Crivens!" when someone forgets to use their turn signal, instead of much more unsavory verbiage.

So, yes, read Terry Pratchett. Just don't start on Color of Magic. The Wee Free men is a good place to start, or Night Watch.


*ages 9-14, you're never too old for a read-aloud.
**9 year old boy, need I say more?

Lynda said...

Everyone at my houose is reading the Tiffany Aching books. We LOVE 'em!
I just found another author that was compared to Terry Pratchett and the title of the first book I got is "The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocolypse." Sounds intriguing so I hope it can hold up to it's title!