The second book in the Tiffany Aching series - five Discworld novels by master-storyteller Terry Pratchett.
Terry Pratchett (Author)
Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.
Laura Ellen Anderson (Illustrator)
When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author and illustrator who lives in North London. The creator of Evil Emperor Penguin for The Phoenix comic, she is also the illustrator of Sibeal Pounder's Witch Wars series and CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell's picture books and Harper fiction series. Laura's first author/illustrator picture book, I Don't Want Curly Hair, was published by Bloomsbury in 2017. She has also created new cover illustrations for Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series.
"Pratchett's ear for dialogue is superb . . . His deep feeling for
landscape, animals, kindness and courage make his adventures deeply
satisfying as well as clever" * The Times *
"Oodles of dry wit, imagination and shrewdly observed characters" * Independent on Sunday *
"A great Pratchett strength is the sense that if the jokes . . . were dropped there would still be a good, engaging fantasy thriller here" * Independent *
"Fantastically inventive and humorous fantasy adventure. Fans will be sky high" * The Sunday Times *
"Funny, typically humorous . . . A must for any Terry Pratchett fan . . . With its witty and slightly confusing plot-twists and hilarious dialogue, this is, without doubt, another great children's book" * Bristol Evening Post *