Monday, July 11, 2011

Elliot and the Pixie Plot By: Jennifer Nielsen


Elliot is now the King of the Brownies, and is holding Grissel hostage until he promises to stop eating all the brownies. Pixie Princess Fidget wants him released. There is a bargain made that will release the fairies as well, however, Elliot need to retrieve a hair and a sock from his worst enemy, Demon Kovol. Of course, that is where Elliot's adventures lead him, a hair for the Pixies and the sock for the Fairies.

I must say I really enjoyed the story and antics played out in the book. I have not read the first book in the series, but I was not lost or wondering. This is a very well and cleverly written book. I love all of the characters and how they are portrayed. This would be a great book for probably middle school or possible higher elementary school. My son is 5 and was doing well with most of the sight words he is learning, and he absolutely LOVED this story. I do believe I will be getting him the other one. We read constantly, so he can get the beginning part down.

About The Author: Jennifer Nielsen

You may have heard of Jennifer Nielsen, author, former teacher, and evil Underworld mastermind. Okay, not that last one, but definitely the first two. Jennifer (being the evil cleverboots that she is) has deviously come up with a brilliant plan to corrupt, um, inspire, young readers.

For as far back as Jennifer can remember, she has shared her brain with imaginary characters. She figures it’s okay if she talks to them as she’s working on her stories, as long as they don’t start talking back.

Jennifer began writing in elementary school. Her first attempt at a full-length story was in 6th grade when she wrote about a girl who becomes trapped in her daydreams and that world becomes real. Not a bad idea, you say? Wrong. It was pretty awful, but Jennifer liked it at the time. She even called a locksmith to do research on how to pick locks. When he found out she was only 11, he ended the call and the story got set aside, unfinished.

But she began other stories, writing in spiral notebooks or plucking out keys on an electric typewriter (yep, she’s that old). Stories of a boy who tries to sell his annoying sister, of a celebrity who gets stuck in a small town (think Disney’s Cars, only with humans), and several other stories that all eventually wound up in a box in the back of her closet. She also drew cartoons and made up poems about the people in them. Jennifer has taken steps to ensure the cartoons never see the light of day again.

You can read her entire listed Bio here.

**Disclosure: I received a review copy of Elliot and the Pixie Plot By: Jennifer Nielsen from Sourcebooks. I have given my honest opinion of this book. No other compensation was received.

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