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Wintersmith (Hardcover)

Author:  Terry Pratchett
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0756980917
ISBN-13: 9780756980917
Sku: 216740023
Publish Date: 7/8/2010
Pages:  450
Age Range:  14 to College
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When the storm came, it hit the hills like a hammer. (from the first line)
Annotation:
Teenage witch Tiffany Aching's inveterate curiosity wins her an unusual suitor and a whole heap of trouble in her third adventure, part of Terry Pratchett's long-running fantasy series set on the Discworld. As the weather gets colder, the elemental spirits, the Wintersmith and the Summer Lady, dance to celebrate the changing of the seasons. When Tiffany inadvertently inserts herself into that dance, the Wintersmith becomes determined to make her his bride. His attempts at romance seem harmless at first (shaping all snowflakes to resemble her, crafting roses out of ice, spelling her name in frost, and so on), but soon become chillingly dangerous both for Tiffany and all of the Discworld.
Author Bio
Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett's published his first story when he was only 13 years old. "The Hades Business" originally appeared in a school magazine and, two years later, it was re-published in Science Fantasy magazine, making him a professional writer at the age of 15. His first novel, THE CARPET PEOPLE, was published in 1971 and followed the adventures of a society of microscopic people living in, well, a carpet. Essentially, a children's novel in the vein of John Peterson's THE LITTLES (who, incidentally, would be giants compared to Pratchett's people) and the like, the novel paved the way for Pratchett's style of "grounded" fantasy. Many of his novels are feature fairly traditional fantasy elements in fairly traditional fantasy settings, but almost all of these settings are microcosms of the "real" world--in the case of the Discworld series, for example, all the action takes place on a flat planet that sits atop the backs of four immense elephants who, in turn, ride on the shell of an enormous turtle travelling through space. The Discworld books, which form the bulk of Pratchett's literary work and are his most well-known titles, initially began as extremely clever, and very funny, parodies of fantasy fiction and have slowly morphed into being much more. His 1989 novel, PYRAMIDS, was awarded the British Science Fiction Award and a collaboration with Neil Gaiman, GOOD OMENS, was nominated for the 1991 World Fantasy Award. A prolific author, Pratchett is a consistent best seller in England, where, according to some estimates, his fiction accounts for a little over 1% of ALL books sold in any given year.

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"Pratchett once again delivers a sidesplittingly funny adventure that overlays a deeply thoughtful inquiry into the nature of narrative and identity..." 09/15/2006

"Pratchett is gifted in his ability to create distinct, varied characters that span a remarkable range of sizes, personalities, and even species..." 12/01/2006

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0450
Product attributePublisher:   Perfection Learning
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