Nixie: Splashy Summer Swim by Cas Lester
  

Nixie: Splashy Summer Swim

Written by Cas Lester
Illustrated by Ali Pye

Synopsis

Nixie: Splashy Summer Swim by Cas Lester

Wonky wand mishaps, froggy fiascos, and water fights! When it's a super hot sunny day, there's only one thing to do with all your friends ...have a WATER FIGHT! For Nixie the naughty fairy this is the perfect opportunity to come up with some of her ingenious inventions to make the fairies' swimming party really go with a splash ...and a BANG! Oops! Her wonky wand is up to its usual tricks and soon the peaceful pond becomes a froggy fiasco! Bumblebees' bottoms - Nixie's in trouble ...again! Perfect for readers who like their fairies with a bit of mischief!

Reviews

A refreshing new slant on the wonderful world of fairies * The Lancashire Evening Post * I really like Nixie because she gets into lots of trouble which makes me laugh. * Darcey, age 7, for lovereading4kids.co.uk * Nixie is the coolest fairy ever, although I would not like to have her wand. * Caitlin, age 7, for lovereading4kids.co.uk * Nixie is a fairy with attitude! * Waterstones reviewer * Children who love books about mischievous characters will love this - so perfect for Horrid Henry or Angela Nicely fans. * Amazon reviewer * I absolutely love Nixie, a funny little fairy with attitude. This is a stylishly told, delightful story for girls just starting to tackle chapter books - or a brilliant bedtime story to be read aloud. * Jacqueline Wilson *

About the Author

Cas Lester

Cas spent many years having a fabulous time, and a great deal of fun, working in children's television drama with CBBC. She developed and executive produced lots of programmes including Jackanory, Muddle Earth, The Magician of Samarkand, Big Kids and The Story of Tracy Beaker. Her programmes have been nominated for numerous awards, including BAFTAS, Royal Television Awards and Broadcast Children's Awards. Now she's having a fabulous time, and a great deal of fun, writing books for children, helping out in a primary school library and mucking about with her family. She has four children, three chickens and a daft dog called Bramble. She would absolutely love to go into space. But not on The Toxic Spew.

A Q&A with Cas

What inspires your writing? Children – they’re the 8th wonder of the world, and the greatest invention both before and since sliced bread.

How did you first become an author? I gave up making children’s television programmes and desperately needed to make something else up for children.

What are you reading right now? Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages by Tom Holt – hilarious and very clever.

What was your earliest career aspiration? Watching a BBC adaptation of a children’s book and thinking: That’s what I want to do - I want to make something magical for children.

What advice would you give to budding writers? Stop mucking about and get on with it!

What was your favourite childhood book? WINNIE THE POOH.

Where is your favourite place to write? Next to Bramble, my Springer Spaniel.

How do you read- print, digitally or both? Both.

Who do you most admire? People who chase their dreams.

Are there any books you wish you had written? Honestly? The list is endless!

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Cas Lester
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Author's Website

www.caslester.com

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

20th April 2016

ISBN

9780192744852


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