A Hat Full of Sky

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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. It is set two years after The Wee Free Men, and features an 11-year old Tiffany Aching.

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 instuctions for the use of plants, Tiffany becomes worried by a mysterious prescence in the cottage. Tiffany dislikes her studies, find in the work of the witches to be thankless and dull.

A hiver, a mysterious and dangerous creature, enters Tiffany's mind causing her to abuse her powers of magic. 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 become human.

Tiffany impresses her fellow witches at the Witch Trials, which is a gathering of witches who come to show off their skills, by staring down Mistress Weatherwax

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. But Tiffany decides to throw away the hat she had been using, and decides to use the sky as her hat.

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