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Wicked Nix

Written by Lena Coakley & illustrated by Jaime Zollars
Published by Amulet Books
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What's Wicked Nix About

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Mischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job. He must protect the forest from a most dangerous enemy: humans. When a determined invader trespasses on Nix’s territory, putting his skills to the test, the prideful fairy boasts of all the wicked tricks he’ll use to chase the sorry fellow away. But, the reader soon learns, Nix’s heart is made not of black magic but gold—and this sprite is not at all what he seems. At its heart, this kid-friendly fairy tale explores the timeless bonds of family and the joy of finding home in unexpected places.

What Kind of Book is Wicked Nix

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Scary Villains and Characters: This book includes fairies that, as you learn, **SPOILER** aren't very nice. The queen fairy lured Wicked Nix and kept him from his family.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • When Wicked Nix SPOILER learns he has a brother, how do his priorities change? What matters most to Nix by the end of the story?

  • This story contains quite a big plot twist. Did you see it coming? What hints do you remember that could have led you to figure out the twist earlier?

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Book Topics › trees and forests
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Book Topics › fairy tales and folklore
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Who Wrote Wicked Nix

Lena Coakley

Lena was born in Milford, Connecticut and grew up on Long Island. In high school, creative writing was the only class she ever failed (nothing was ever good enough to hand in!), but, undeterred, she went on to study writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She got interested in children’s literature when she moved to Toronto, Canada, and began working for CANSCAIP, the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers, where she eventually became the Administrative Director. She is now a full-time writer living in Toronto.

Lena’s first novel, Witchlanders, won the SCBWI Crystal Kite award and was a White Pine Award honouree. Her second novel, Worlds of Ink and Shadow, was a Globe & Mail bestseller (Canada) and made both the CBC and Quill & Quire’s Best Books of the Year lists. Wicked Nix is her first novel for middle-grade readers.

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Who Illustrated Wicked Nix

Jaime Zollars

Jaime Zollars has illustrated books, magazines, newspapers, and ad campaigns. Her clients include Random House, Clarion, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Algonquin, Simon and Schuster, and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Jaime has taught in both the undergraduate illustration and the MFA in Illustration Practice programs at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has been lucky enough to serve on several boards. Jaime loves coffee, eclairs, and traveling new places with her family.

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