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Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy

Written by Cas Lester

Illustrated by Ali Pye

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Humorous

LoveReading View on Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy

Mischief and magic make an excellent combination in this lively new series. Nixie is not a typical fairy – she’s generally grubby, finds it hard to do what she’s told, and somehow seems to attract trouble. Many young readers will recognise a kindred spirit! In book one, the fairies are getting ready for the annual Blossom Ball and Nixie is inadvertently causing mayhem as usual. Magic flies, tempers fray, and Nixie drops from the sky to crash land on goody-goody Adorabella not once but twice. Nicely told and with illustrations that match the bouncy text young readers will relish this helping of fairy fun.  ~ Andrea Reece

Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy Synopsis

Nixie the bad, bad fairy isn't really that bad ...at least, she doesn't think she is. But sometimes she has to be a teeny-tiny bit bad because that goody, goody fairy, Adorabella, is just too ...well ...just too GOOD. Fairy dust and magic are fine, but when your wand's as mischievous as you are, sometimes you have to rely on your own genius inventions to get you out of trouble!

Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Caitlin Hill, age 7 - 'Very funny book that made me giggle a lot. Nixie is the coolest fairy ever, although I would not like to have her wand.'
  • Rachel Zinkin, age 8 - 'I liked the pictures because they give lots of detail.'
  • Darcey Mcilroy, age 7 - 'I really like Nixie because she gets into lots of trouble which makes me laugh. I loved this book.'
  • Erica Motoc, age 9 - 'The book is a hilarious laugh out loud book and I think it is the 3rd best book in the world.'
  • Iulia Motoc, age 7 - 'an amazing book...My favourite character is Nixie because she is naughty like me.'

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ISBN: 9780192742582
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192742582
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Author: Cas Lester
Illustrator: Ali Pye
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Humorous
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About 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 ...

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