Elliot and the Pixie Plot

Elliot and the Pixie Plot

By Jennifer A. Nielsen; Gideon Kendall (Illustrator)

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Hardcover, 9781402240201, 189pp.

Publication Date: August 2011


An entire floor of St. Phobics Hospital for Really Scared Children has been set aside just for readers of this book. You may wish to take a minute before you start reading and reserve yourself a bed there.

As you read, you may begin to understand myctophobia (mic-tofo- be-a), or the fear of darkness. However, do not expect this book to help you with arachibutyrophobia (a-rak-i-something-be-a), the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

If you can't get yourself to St. Phobics, then get every lamp, flashlight, and lantern you can find and drag them into your bedroom. Turn them all on. You'll need them until you're certain there is nothing lurking in the dark.

At least, that's what Elliot wishes he had done.

About the Author
Jennifer A. Nielsen is the author of The Underworld Chronicles, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series. She collects old books, loves good theater, and thinks that a quiet afternoon in the mountains is a nearly perfect moment. She lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

Jennifer Nielsen lives at the base of a very tall mountain in Northern Utah with her husband, three children, and a naughty puppy. She wishes to make it clear that most Yetis are not as threatening as the one in this book. Sadly, she cannot say the same for Centaurs. Visit www.jennielsen.com