All Pixie really wants is to be normal. But it’s a little hard to blend in when your family is as eccentric as the Pipers. So, even though she’s got a knack for poetry, Pixie’s reluctant to participate when the school announces a contest to crown their own poet laureate. The last thing she needs is to stand out even more. But when her mother shares a family secret, Pixie realizes that normal might not be an option for her at all.
With quiet, small town charm and Mother Goose inspired details, The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper creates a magical little pocket where anything is possible. Wishes, witches and plenty of poetry provide excitement and flavor to the vivid and idyllic little town of Winged Bowl. While the pacing is easy and lighthearted, Pixie Piper manages to build delighted anticipation in the reader thanks to the rich storytelling.
The illustrations from Natalie Andrewson are perfectly matched to the writing style, and provide further charm to the book. Humorous, adventurous, and wholesome, I’d highly recommend Pixie Piper’s adventure to animal lovers, aspiring poet laureates, fans of Gail Carson Levine, and anyone who’s grown up with Mother Goose.
⬢ ⬢ ⬢ ⬢ FOUR STARS
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