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Witches Abroad (Paperback)

Author:  Terry Pratchett
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061020613
ISBN-13: 9780061020612
Sku: 30963340
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  384
Age Range:  NA
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Discworlds own version of the three witches--Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg--grab their broomstricks and journey to Genua to save Princess Emberella from a fairy tale ending and a power-hungry fairy godmother. Reprint. *Author: Pratchett, Terry *Series Title: Discworld *Publication Date: 2002/08/01 *Number of Pages: 374 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75
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Be careful what you wish for...

Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills--which unforunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata. So now it's up to Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg to hop on broomsticks and make for far-distant Genua to ensure the servant girl doesn't marry the Prince.

But the road to Genua is bumpy, and along the way the trio of witches encounters the occasional vampire, werewolf, and falling house (well this is a fairy tale, after all). The trouble really begins once these reluctant foster-godmothers arrive in Genua and must outwit their power-hungry counterpart who'll stop at nothing to achieve a proper "happy ending"--even if it means destroying a kingdom.

Discworld's own version of the three witches--Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg--grab their broomstricks and journey to Genua to save Princess Emberella from a fairy tale ending and a power-hungry fairy godmother. Reprint.
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Terry Pratchett takes aim at classic fairy tales, voodoo, and the culture of New Orleans in this installment of the long-running humorous fantasy series set on the Discworld. Witch and part-time fairy godmother Desiderata Hollow dies and leaves her magic wand to sentimental, ineffective witch Magrat Garlick. To fulfill her new duties, Magrat, accompanied by senior witches Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax, must go on what proves to be a long, eventful journey to the swampy city of Genua, in order to prevent housekeeper/secret heir Ella Saturday from marrying a prince.
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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