Nix has lived in the woods as a fairy all of his life, or so he thought! When “a people” shows up in the woods, Nix’s life is turned upside down and he feels he must play evil tricks on the “intruder”. Rose the Wise helps him along the way and ultimately Nix has to make the biggest decision of his life to save Rose and leave the only family and nest that he knows.
Wicked Nix is written in the first person which makes the story very exciting and easy to connect with Nix. Although there are magic and fairies, Nix is realistic and relatable. The illustrations are beautiful and really help you follow the short story. My favorite part of the book is when Nix plays tricks on the man because it’s so funny and clever. Once he puts stink berries in the well but tells the man it’s skunk spit and frog pee!
I think kids and adults who are struggling to fit in should definitely read this book. It would be a great story for a reader new to chapter books because the chapters are short, the illustrations are funny, and you’ll always want to know what happens next!
|Author||Lena Coakley • Jaime Zollars, Illustrator|
|Page Count||176 pages|
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