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Un sombrero de cielo

(Discworld #32)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  68,469 ratings  ·  2,075 reviews
Una bruja de verdad no saldría tranquilamente de su cuerpo en cualquier momento, dejándolo vacío. Pero Tiffany, que a sus once años está a punto de convertirse en aprendiza de bruja, no se lo piensa dos veces. Sin embargo, hay un espíritu antiguo, diabólico e indestructible vagando por allí, a la espera de un cuerpo libre para invadir...

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Hardcover, 335 pages
Published November 17th 2011 by Plaza & Janés (first published April 29th 2004)
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Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of Terry Pratchett’s best.

I don’t often gush for a book, but this one was very good. Pratchett’s 2004 Discworld story Hat Full of Sky (and second featuring Tiffany Aching and her friends the pictsies – the Nac Mac Feegle wee free men) was a joy to read.

I’d like to see this made into a film just to see how a clever and talented director handled Miss Level. Like all of Pratchett’s Discworld books, this is wryly funny and sardonically playful and he takes on some heavy themes like family, tradi
Jun 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Nac Mac Feegles hae got me tawkin' lae 'em. Crivens! It's a wee bittie story o' hags right enough, the big wee hag o' the hills bein' the verra center o' it all, but it may gi' ye a bad case o' the thinkin'.

I dinna like tae stop readin'.

(To the the Bigjobs: Discworld just keeps getting better and better. Keep a sharp eye out and you will see many references to other stories hidden in the telling.)
Joey Woolfardis
"Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving."

[First read: 8th June, 2013. 4 Stars.
Second read: 23rd July, 2018. 4 Stars.]

The second of the Tiffany Aching series on Discworld came quickly after the first, with only one other Discworld novel separating them. Tiffany is now a few years older and is off to sta
Ahmad Sharabiani
A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, #32; Tiffany Aching, #2), Terry Pratchett

A Hat Full of Sky is a comic fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, set on the Discworld and written with younger readers in mind. First published in 2004.

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett is a fantasy novel about a girl who is learning her place as a witch.

Early in the novel, Tiffany Aching leaves her home in the chalk country (based on England's chalk country) to act as an apprentice and maid for the elderly w
Jan 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is technically a young adult book (and yes, I do read grown-up books, I just went on a bit of a YA tear after my Powell’s extravaganza), but the only reason for so labeling it is that the main character is a teenager. It is hard to explain how great this book is if you haven’t read any Pratchett, but, then again, why haven’t you read any Pratchett? His books about the Discworld started out a pun-filled parodies of fantasy novels, and have evolved into satires on our modern world that usuall ...more
Algernon (Darth Anyan)
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Dedicated to the memory of Sir Terry Pratchett, who passed away soon after I started reading the book.

I have made, over the past twenty years, many friends among the inhabitants of the wacky disc-shaped world sailing through space on the backs of four elephants, carried in their turn by a giant turtle. Starting with Rincewind, then with Sam Vimes and his Ankh-Morpork guards, Lord Vetinari, the wizards of the Unseen University, the banana loving Librarian, the sentient multi-legged Luggage, Moist
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya, 2020-shelf
Looking back on all the Tiffany Aching books in Discworld, I have nothing bad to say about any of them except that they are sometimes.... not that special.

Damned by faint praise!

In actuality, the whole thing is very charming, often clever, and it is definitely an eye-opener for our 11-year-old witch. But as for learning the witchy trade? Yep, it's fairly cool and definitely a trip for the heads-that-be, but other than having a hive-mind baddie that wants a very special wish, the whole thing is a
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*sighs contently*
Only a few days ago I talked to a GR friend about those authors and their books that make you feel at home, all cozy and comfy. Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series is my ultimate home. I cannot stress that enough.

This 32nd volume was another in the sub-series about Tiffany. It's been a few years since the last Tiffany book. She's slightly older now and her parents are tricked into letting her become an apprentice - making cheese. Unfortunately, it also means Tiffany has to
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic book by Terry Pratchett. Wonderful sequel to Wee Free Men.
Tiffany Aching and the Nac Mac Feegle continue their alliance with the previous hilarious and touching outcomes.
Another must read for Pratchett and fantasy fans.
It’s been two years since Tiffany Aching and her allies, the Wee Free Men, stormed Fairyland, knocked the Queen out with a frying pan, and rescued both Tiffany’s little brother Wentworth and Roland, son of the Baron of the Chalk.

This exploit brought Tiffany to the notice of the Witches, under the leadership of the formidable Mistress Weatherwax. Now they’ve arranged for her to be apprenticed to Miss Level, who lives in the mountains and is considered a bit “odd” even by witch standards.

Tiffany l
Mar 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Freakin' Terry Pratchett rules. What in the world have i been doing with all my life? I have so many books to read! However i sit inspired by the bravery of Rob Anybody and, therefore, i shall fling myself head first with no fearsome book at a time. A Hatful of Sky is a follow up to The Wee Free Men. It picks up just where the other left off and continues Terry's incredibly witty fantasy which clearly stand a bar above other fanatsy. ...more
"I'm made up of everyone I've ever met who's changed the way I think.”
“If you don't know when to be a human being, you don't know when to be a witch.”

Tiffany has grown and spread her wings a bit. Lots of new learning and meeting with various characters. Her teacher was particularly memorable.

As funny as the first book. I got lost in the earlier parts but middle way forward it's all "Crivens!" and those sorts of stuff.
Len Evans Jr
This book was in actuality a reread, even though I did not realize this until I began reading it. I loved it the first time through and even more so now. So now I have only one more never read Terry Pratchett book to experience for the very first time. I wish he was still with us and writing...
Martyn Stanley
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Tiffany Aching series and it has some really memorable moments in it. Granny Weatherwax plays a much more prominent role here too!

Before I get into the review, the obligatory free plug. I write too Mainly fantasy and folklore.
Lady Death (Deathsworn Arc, #0.5) by Martyn Stanley The Last Dragon Slayer (Deathsworn Arc, #1) by Martyn Stanley The Verkreath Horror (Deathsworn Arc, #2) by Martyn Stanley The Blood Queen (Deathsworn Arc, #3) by Martyn Stanley Rise of the Archmage (Deathsworn Arc, #4) by Martyn Stanley The Temple of the Mad God (Deathsworn Arc, #5) by Martyn Stanley The Lambton Worm by Martyn Stanley Return of the Worm Slayer (The Lambton Worm #2) by Martyn Stanley

Right! Apologies for that. Onto the review. I read this to my daughter Emily. Ever since I told her about the Wee Free Men she was fascinated and after reading her the first book she's a convert. We've al
Nicholas Karpuk
Jul 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I can not seem to convince anyone to try Discworld.

Damndest thing, I would think that his great stories, great insight, and amazing humor would be an easy sell, but I can't convince most readers I know to so much as read the first page in my copy of "The Colour of Magic," even if they're voracious fantasy readers.

Maybe it's the fact that I use the words "fantasy" and "funny" in the same sentence. Most fantasy writers are the most humorless artists imaginable, so it seems like the dissonance is t
Apr 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
For a children’s book it has more complexity than I would've expected. I remember after reading Tiffany Aching’s first book I thought it was just so strange and didn't get what was going on at the end. The climax in this one had a similar sort of the thing going but I understood it better this time around. Maybe it’s because I'm older or that Pratchett explained it easier this time, I don't know.

So here we have Tiffany in the beginning of her witch training and things are not going the way she
I waited for nearly two years after reading The Wee Free Men, fearing that the next book wouldn't stand up to it. I shouldn't have worried!

Tiffany still has first, second and third thoughts.

“First Thoughts are the everyday thoughts. Everyone has those. Second Thoughts are the thoughts you think about the way you think. People who enjoy thinking have those. Third Thoughts are thoughts that watch the world and think all by themselves. They’re rare, and often troublesome. Listening to them is part
Kaethe Douglas
2010 August 17
2004 August 20

Well, Voyage of the Dawn Treader is out, and Terry Pratchett is in for the read aloud. As fond as I am of the former, I'm perfectly willing to cast it aside. Tiffany Aching is a marvelous character who thinks all the time. As does Pratchett. Unlike Lewis, Pratchett's world is rich and detailed and it works. The Nac Mac Feegle are delightful low-comedy anti-fairies and a good foil to the thoroughly mundane business of sheep-farming.

As an aside, Pratchett has just descr
I was going to say, this isn't what I should have been reading - I seem to have found myself with a to-do list as long as my arm at the moment - but it's exactly what I needed.

In A Hat Full of Sky, Pratchett tackles growing up in the sense of taking responsibility for things, and understanding the difference between the things you want, and the things you actually do. As someone who has spent quite a lot of the last six weeks howling "It must be so nice not to have to take the initiative/solve t
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pratchett is brilliant an witty, as usual. Tiffany is the most talented young witch - teaming up with the greatest old witch, my personal favorite, Granny Weatherwax. Deep, mystical, sandy, and very human lessons are learned. The Nac Mac Feegle never abandon Tiffany, nor Special Sheep Liniment. The quirky side characters are fun: Miss Level with her two bodies and circus past, along with Oswald, the obsessively tidy poltergeist. We also get a much more jovial version of Witch Trials than in hist ...more
Katie Hanna
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
"Upstairs, an old woman, all in faded black, is lying on a narrow bed. But you wouldn't think she was dead, because there is a big card on a string around her neck that reads:


. . . and you have to believe it when it's written down like that."

^^^basically, the entire book

Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my LOCUS Y-A list.

I think I’ll always have a soft-spot for imaginative young-adult speculative fiction and as the good people at Locus did such a grand job with picking their Sci-Fi winners, I’ll trust them to single out some special y-a books too.

I've neve
There is a time for every child to leave home and move on with their life, for Tiffany Aching she is going to become an apprentice witch to the elderly Miss Level. She is to be taken there by her former teacher, Miss Tick. While they are waiting for the elderly witch to arrive they are attacked by an hiver, an ancient and truly horrible thing, which can’t die. They survive but are shocked by the experience.

What she doesn’t expect when she gets to Miss Level’s house is that she has two bodies and
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Hat Full of Sky is the 2nd book in the Tiffany Aching subseries of Discworld. I really enjoyed this one, maybe slightly more than I enjoyed the first Tiffany Aching book. It had an equally good story, and I thought it was a bit funnier.

In this book, Tiffany is now eleven and she leaves her home on the chalk for the first time so she can learn how to be a proper witch. She travels to the mountains where she’ll serve as an apprentice for a witch named Miss Level, who is a bit unusual. Meanwhile
Annemieke / A Dance with Books
I quite enjoyed the first book of the Tiffany Aching arc of Discworld, The Wee Free Men, but A Hat Full of Sky steps it up a notch. I love how Terry Pratchett plays with words. There is a subtlety and then sometimes it is so in your face. It is a gift. Tiffany Aching is a tad different from the rest of his Discworld books as this is more of a middle grade/young adult read. It is just a bit easier to be drawn into the world I feel.

In this book our Tifany is two years older and she is finally star
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, fantasy
Part of the Pratchett reread with the SpecFic Buddy Reads group in 2020.

Tiffany has reached the age where she needs to take up an apprenticeship, in her case, as a witch. Only, witching seems to involve more being a social worker than actual magic, not that that's a huge problem, because Tiffany can't seem to do any magic. She's actually doing powerful magic, but doesn't realize it, and that powerful magic has attracted something incredibly dangerous. Fortunately Tiffany has friends, including o
I'm loving the Tiffany series so far, although the accents of the wee free men are seriously distracting sometimes. ...more
Meghan Hughes
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am in constant awe of everything Terry Pratchett writes. I love his witty tone & overall message behind every piece of work. This book was definitely geared towards children & it made the lessons in this that much more special. I love Tiffany Aching with my whole heart & this was book 2 in her story. The feegles made a return which made me VERY happy & there were many new characters added to her story as well which made it just as exciting to read as “The Wee Free Men” (book 1). My favorite th ...more
colleen the convivial curmudgeon
I had mentioned, in my review for The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30), that I had been, for some reason, avoiding the Tiffany Aching series of Discworld but, after a bit of prompting, picked up Wee Free Men and enjoyed it and looked forward to continuing the series.

And I'm ever so glad that I did as I liked this installment even better than the last.

We see Tiffany a bit older and off to learn witching from Miss Level, a witch twice the usual breed, but finding herself a bit bored with what amounts
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wee Free Men, while still entertaining, didn't catch me on reread quite like it did the first time through. A Hat Full of Sky on the other hand was pure magic and everything I remember it being. My favorite Aching book. ...more
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Born Terence David John Pratchett, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe.

Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, i

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  • Mort (Discworld, #4; Death, #1)
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  • Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6; Witches #2)
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