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The Resource The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett, (sound recording)

The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett, (sound recording)

Label
The Wee Free Men
Title
The Wee Free Men
Statement of responsibility
Terry Pratchett
Title variation
Wee Free Men
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tiffany, a young witch-to-be in the land of Discworld, teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue toughs, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland
Member of
Tone
Audio
Review
  • Dream-spinning dromes, grimhounds, and the Queen of Fairyland have stolen Tiffany Aching's brother, and she's not going to take it lying down. So, she uses her first sight, second thoughts, and new friendship with the local Nac Mac Feegle--a.k.a. Wee Free Men--to bring about a reckoning. One has to wonder who had more fun with this project--Terry Pratchett, as writer of yet another delightful tale in his bestselling Discworld series, or Stephen Briggs, as narrator. Both are masters of the high art of wordplay. Pratchett introduces us to a thesaurus full of odd and clever utterances. And Briggs reads the prose with rhythmic glee and suspenseful understanding. He has a great time handling the hearty brogues of the many and mighty Wee Free Men. This tale is especially recommended for all girls who wonder why boy characters like Harry Potter seem to get all the magical action. Tiffany Aching is a wise and perceptive 9-year-old heroine who can take care herself just fine, thanks. B.P. 2004 ALA Notable Recording, 2005 YALSA Selection (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine
  • Grades 6-10 When confronted with a book about witches, single-minded toddlers, dream worlds, and little blue men with almost incomprehensible brogues, a narrator can either go for it with gusto or hold back. Happily, Briggs goes for it, with the most entertaining results. The life he breathes into this comedic Discworld series title is unforgettable and often laugh-out-loud funny. Everything about the band of the six-inch-tall Wee Free Men is delightfully crotchety as Briggs perfectly reflects their unique speech patterns, rough-edged Scottish brogue, and high-pitched voices. The little men are rendered in such a memorable, well-realized fashion that they remain in your mind long after the recording is over. -- Todd, Traci (Reviewed 12/15/2005) (Booklist, vol 01, number 8, p57)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10064486
Cataloging source
ICrlF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pratchett, Terry
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
5-8
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 10
PerformerNote
Performed by Stephen Briggs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Briggs, Stephen
  • Harper Children's Audio (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Discworld (Young adult)
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discworld (Imaginary place)
  • Witches
  • Fairies
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact disc
  • "A story of Discworld"--Container
  • Additional production date on disc label: 2003
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 sound discs (ca. 7 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780060785987
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
UACD 5235(7)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) bwi09548561
  • (OCoLC)676824341
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Compact disc
  • "A story of Discworld"--Container
  • Additional production date on disc label: 2003
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 sound discs (ca. 7 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780060785987
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
UACD 5235(7)
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) bwi09548561
  • (OCoLC)676824341
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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