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The Truth Pixie Goes to School

Written by: Matt Haig, Chris Mould
Narrated by: Olivia Colman
Series: The Truth Pixie
Length: 27 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The sequel to the Sunday Times best-seller The Truth Pixie; an uplifting story about beating back-to-school nerves. 

New school. New friends. Same old pixie.

Aada started her new school,

And the pixie came too.

But this school was a place,

Where it could be hard to be true....

An uplifting story that will delight younger listeners and help them to be themselves in their school uniform. By the best-selling mastermind Matt Haig.

As well as being a number one best-selling writer for adults, Matt Haig has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been nominated three times for the Carnegie Medal for his stories for children and young adults.

©2019 Matt Haig (P)2019 Canongate Books Ltd

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-01-20

Absoulety outstanding

A book teaching children that it is ok to be themselves is much needed in today's world.

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  • K. J. Noyes
  • 18-10-19

Sequel that continues the theme

Sequel that continues the theme, good uses for parents.

The first Truth Pixie book was a novelty, in that it covered a 'self help' topic that was chock full of advice in rhyme, using a character 'spin off' from another series. It was well done.

Here the Truth Pixie takes us to the minefield that is school. Again in rhyme, the wonderful Olivia Coleman lends her vocal talents to reading the book for us. The Pixie faces the perennial worries every child has on their mind - fitting in, making friends, facing bullies.

While my eight-year-old enjoyed it, I would say it might have had more of an impact on a younger child, one either starting at school or nervous about a new one. Parents might be able to use this when discussing these kinds of issues with their children.

It's less than an hour long to listen to, or maybe 1-2 bedtimes' worth of reading. Makes a pleasant little listen.

I think I preferred her first adventure, for the originality. I also prefer Haig in prose to rhyme, though there is nothing wrong with his style.

A sweet little volume, possibly best when targeted at the right reader, more so than the first adventure.

For ages 5-9.

With thanks to Nudge Books for providing a sample Audible copy.

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  • Gemma Flanagan
  • 25-08-19


A wonderfully funny, cheeky book.
laugh out loud but with meaningful life lessons hidden in its story . great for kids.