Wicked Nix

By: Lena Coakley

Illustrator: Jamie Zollars

Mischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job: He must protect the forest from a most dangerous enemy—humans. When a determined invader trespasses on his territory, Nix’s skills are put to the test as he invents several wicked tricks to chase the sorry fellow away. But when his efforts don’t go quite according to plan, it becomes clear that this intruder—and this sprite—may not be at all what they seem.

Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9781419728693

JLG Release: Feb 2019


Topics: Fairies , Magic , Conduct of life , Woods and forests

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Charged by the fairy Queen to keep the forest free of “peoples,” Wicked Nix is furious when an old man moves into the abandoned cottage in the woods. Despite Nix’s best fairy mischief, the man paints the cottage, plants a garden, and prepares to make a home. In a confrontation with Nix, the man is surprised to find Nix is not a real fairy but Charged by the fairy Queen to keep the forest free of “peoples,” Wicked Nix is furious when an old man moves into the abandoned cottage in the woods. Despite Nix’s best fairy mischief, the man paints the cottage, plants a garden, and prepares to make a home. In a confrontation with Nix, the man is surprised to find Nix is not a real fairy but a boy, stolen by the fairies long ago. Nix’s first-person narrative has a poignant charm; his journey from changeling to beloved brother and follower to hero, is smoothly developed at a lively pace. Secondary characters are precisely drawn and integral to the action. Black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout. VERDICT Read alone or read aloud, Coakley’s tale has a tangible sense of wonder that conjures a cozy magic. A strong purchase.–Janice M. Del Negro, GSLIS Dominican University, River Forest, IL

Book Details

ISBN

9781419728693

First Release

February 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

7 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Page Count

176

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.7; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 570L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Amulet

Potentially Sensitive Areas


Topics

Fairies, Magic, Conduct of life, Woods and forests,

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