for Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
In this third book about the adventures of Tiffany Aching from the Discworld series, thirteen-year-old Tiffany, a young witch-in-training, unwittingly dances with the wrong person at the Dance of Seasons. Only Summer Lady can dance with Wintersmith to initiate the change of sea sons. Tiffany’s mistake brings a horrible, endless winter to the land. It takes Granny Weatherwax, the greatest witch in the world; the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men; and her friend Roland to help Tiffany set things right. 2007 USBBY Outstanding International Books List. ca
Originally published by Doubleday Great Britain, in 2006.
At 9, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland.
At 11, she battled an ancient body-stealing evil.
At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you're thirteen. . . .
But the Wintersmith isn't exactly a boy. He is Winter itself-snow, gales, icicles-all of it. When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses out of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever.
Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to Spring. She'll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. They-
Crivens! Tiffany will need the Wee Free Men too! She'll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pictsies ever to be banished from Fairyland-whether she wants it or not.
It's going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn't survive until Spring-
-Spring won't come.