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Encyclopedia > A Hat Full of Sky
Terry Pratchett
The Discworld series

32nd novel
Outline
Characters: Tiffany Aching, Nac Mac Feegle, Mistress Weatherwax
Locations: The Chalk, The Ramtops
Motifs: Fantasy clichés
Publication details
Year of release: 2004
Original publisher: Doubleday
Hardback ISBN: ISBN 0-385-60736-9
Paperback ISBN: ISBN 0-552-55144-9
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A Hat Full of Sky is a novel written by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind. It is set two years after The Wee Free Men, and features an 11-year old Tiffany Aching. Terence David John Pratchett OBE (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. ... // This article is about the novels. ... Image File history File links A_Hat_Full_of_Sky_Cover. ... See also: Discworld magic A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involves the witches of Lancre. ... Nac Mac Feegles on the cover of The Wee Free Men The Nac Mac Feegle (also known as Pictsies, the Wee Free Men, the Little Men, or Person or Persons Unknown, Believed to be Armed) are a fictional type of fairy appearing in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels Carpe Jugulum... Esmerelda Esme Weatherwax (usually called Granny Weatherwax) is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Doubleday is one of the largest book publishing companies in the world. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. ... The Discworld is the setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld fantasy novels. ... The Wee Free Men is the 30th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, and the second Discworld book for younger readers. ... See also: Discworld magic A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involves the witches of Lancre. ...


The book is also a sequel to the Discworld short story "The Sea and Little Fishes", which introduced the Witch Trials and Mrs Earwig. It is followed by Wintersmith. // This article is about the novels. ... The Sea and Little Fishes is a short story by Terry Pratchett set in his Discworld universe, and featuring Lancre witches Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg. ... See also: Discworld magic A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involves the witches of Lancre. ... Wintersmith is the title of the third Tiffany Aching novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, due to be published 28th September 2006. ...

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Synopsis

A Hat Full of Sky revisits the young witch Tiffany Aching, who is preparing to leave home and learn witchcraft. Working with Miss Level to find instructions for the use of plants, Tiffany becomes worried by a mysterious presence in the cottage, it turns out to be Oswald, a spirit that is an obsessive cleaner. She takes dislikes to her studies, finding the work of the witches to be thankless, dull and pointless. They work long hours, helping the sick, young or elderly who are not self sufficient. See also: Discworld magic A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involves the witches of Lancre. ...


A hiver, a mysterious and dangerous creature, enters Tiffany's mind causing her to abuse her powers of magic. It is explained that the Hiver does not change the way she acts, merely allows her to do what she would do without a conscience. Her fellow witches are worried by Tiffany's strange behavior and try to bring her back to herself.


The Nac Mac Feegle arrive to help Tiffany and, along with Miss Level, enter Tiffany's mind in order to drive off the hiver. With the help of Mistress Weatherwax, Tiffany traps the hiver and learns its true purpose, which is to seek shelter from the world, where it is aware of everything; or as Tiffany calls it 'opening your eyes and opening them again'. Tiffany leads to Death where it finally crosses the desert to die. Nac Mac Feegles on the cover of The Wee Free Men The Nac Mac Feegle (also known as Pictsies, the Wee Free Men, the Little Men, or Person or Persons Unknown, Believed to be Armed) are a fictional type of fairy appearing in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels Carpe Jugulum... Esmerelda Esme Weatherwax (usually called Granny Weatherwax) is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ...


At the end of the novel, Tiffany returns to her home to take the place of her grandmother as witch for the people. A witch's hat is very important, because it lets other people know that you are a witch. However through the story it is revealed Tiffany does not need the traditional hat that she had been wearing as the sky forms her hat.


See also

As seen from an altitude of 2000 feet, from the cockpit of a glider The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised hillfigure, 374 feet (110m) long, cut out of the turf on the upper slopes of Uffington Castle, an Iron Age hill fort near The Ridgeway, in southern England. ... The doctrine of signatures refers to two separate concepts. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A hive mind (sometimes spelled hivemind) is a form of collective consciousness strongly exhibiting traits of conformity and groupthink. ...

Translations

  • Een hoed van lucht (Dutch)
  • Kapelusz pełen nieba (Polish)
  • Tähtihattu (Finnish)
  • En hatt full av himmel (Norwegian)
  • Klobouk s oblohou (Czech)
  • Ein Hut voller Sterne (German)

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A Hat Full of Sky is a novel written by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind.
A Hat Full of Sky revisits the young witch Tiffany Aching, who is preparing to leave home and learn witchcraft.
But Tiffany decides to throw away the hat she had been using, and decides to use the sky as her hat.
A Hat Full of Sky - definition of A Hat Full of Sky in Encyclopedia (2288 words)
A Hat Full of Sky (ISBN 0-385-60736-9) is a novel written by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind.
Annagramma mocks Tiffany for the virtual hat she was given by Mistress Weatherwax, but blames Mistress Weatherwax for messing with her head.
In the end, Tiffany throws away the hat she had been using, and decides to use the sky as her hat.
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