Wicked Nix

Category: Book
By (author): Coakley, Lena
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10 Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Sundogs Award (Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Awards)
CBC Best Book of the Year
Rocky Mountain Book Award
Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Award - Diamond Willow Award
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in x 0.44in
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$ 12.99
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From The Publisher*

Mischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job: protecting 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.

This gorgeous new fairy tale by acclaimed author Lena Coakley, with illustrations by rising illustration star Jaime Zollars, explores the timeless bonds of family and the joy of finding home in unexpected places.


Review Quote*""[Coakley] strikes a thoughtful balance between fairy tales and the realistic feelings of loss and love. . . . Heart-warming."
Review Quote*"Read alone or read aloud, Coakley's tale has a tangible sense of wonder that conjures a cozy magic."
Review Quote*"Coakley offers up a secretive tale with an abundance of turns and surprises . . . readers pulled in by the premise will enjoy puzzling through unreliable-narrator Wicked Nix's mysteries. This dark twist on the old legend of stolen children is a spooky, compelling read."
Review Quote*"The best stories have a deeper truth to them . . .  In opting for humanity, love, and family, Nix not only gets himself into his proper place, but he also keeps Rose from making his mistake and letting herself be seduced by the fairy promises. Highly recommended."
Review Quote*"Wicked Nix reads like a fairy tale, but one where nothing is as it seems. . . . Half of the magic comes from fairies, and half comes from the unexpected twists and turns of real life."
Review Quote*"Wicked Nix is a rare and enchanting book. Equal parts mischievous and poignant-this story is destined to linger in the hearts of all readers lucky enough to discover its magic. Easily the best fairy story I've read in years."
Review Quote*"With humor and heartbreak, devastating loss and the hope of connection, Wicked Nix is a meditation on the lies we tell ourselves to protect ourselves, and the unexpected ways we might build a family. A sharp, startling, wondrous story."
Review Quote*"Sheer delight."