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Elliot and the Pixie Plot: The Underworld Chronicles Hardcover – August 1, 2011
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"All-in-all this book would be great for upper-elementary and middle school readers and you and your children will find the book to be full of fun, adventure and a bit of suspense as well.The book was great and is one that I would highly recommend! " - Dad of Divas' Reviews
" I enjoyed the humor that flowed from one silly obstacle to the next as Elliot tries to meet the demands of the angry Pixies. This is a fun book to read and hard to put down,a real page turner." - Songberries
""...a fun adventure for young readers...stuffed with tongue-in-cheek humor, puns and pre-teen humor. Especially delightful is the "surfer-girl" language of the pixies and fairies. Tucked between crucial cliff-hangers are author-asides to distract but delight the unsuspecting reader such as "Dear Reader, We all have a voice inside our head ... usually when Elliot listens to the voice he's very glad he did ...."
"Elliot and the Pixie Plot" can be read alone, but it is well worth going back to the first in the Underworld Chronicles series, "Elliot and the Goblin War," to fit the pieces and characters together. Surely, Elliot fans will be seeking more adventures of Elliot and the off-beat cast of characters." - Deseret News" - Deseret News
About the Author
Jennifer Nielsen lives at the base of a very tall mountain in Northern Utah with her husband, three children, and a fat lizard. Although she has never actually met any Underworld creatures, she did see someone once who might have been a troll. Learn more at her website: www.jennielsen.com
- Publisher : Sourcebooks Young Readers (August 1, 2011)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1402240201
- ISBN-13 : 978-1402240201
- Reading age : 8 - 13 years
- Lexile measure : 740L
- Grade level : 3 - 8
- Item Weight : 9.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,992,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For the second book, the narrator is toned down from insane to humorous. Still enjoyable, but I preferred the crazier version.
In the first book, Elliot's strange but supportive family is prominent. Here, they barely appear. The only other humans featured for more than a page in book two are the bully Tubbs, and the "ugly girl" Cami (briefly). The family and other humans are missed.
The main brownies and goblins reappear here, as well as a shapeshifter, pixies, and fairies. The pixies talk in the Valley Girl phrases, as popularized by Frank Zappa (and his daughter Moon Unit) in the 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch . Valspeak is nearly 30 years old now, so I'm not sure how funny it will be for teenagers, or even for people that were around in 1982.
The interactions between Elliot and Brownies, which make up the bulk of this short novel, are well done. Good enough to recommend the book, if you liked the first.
The book ends okay, but there are loose threads involving a yellow brick road, a demon, and an eclipse. The next total eclipse for the United States will happen August 21, 2017, but I'd expect the third book to come out before then.
Cleverly written with a wonderful plot.
P.S. I read the entire series and all 3 books are wonderful!