Pixie Piper was an average elementary school kid who longed for adventure. Unfortunately, she had an overprotective mother who barely let her outside. Then everything changes when she is visited by her fairy godfather who has come to take her on an adventure that she will never forget.

The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy’s Breath is a sweet, fun adventure that will excite young readers. Discover the intriguing world of the fairies as Pixie learns her true heritage and must be brave to save herself and her mother.

The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy's Breath by Maricel Jiménez Peña

The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy’s Breath

Author: Maricel Jiménez Peña

Age Range: 8 – 12

Grade Level: 3 – 7

Paperback: 174 pages

Formats: Paperback, eBook


The story begins on the last day of school. Pixie Piper is excited for the end-of-year party. There, her friend Marissa tells her about a weird man in a yellow suit that has been hanging around the school. The two even spot him outside the party and get worried. Later that night, he shows up at Pixie’s house when she is all alone. Fears swirl in her head about what he could possibly want, especially since her knows her name.

Finally, he introduces himself as her fairy godfather. He tells Pixie Piper that she is a fairy. And he is here to grant her wish to take her on an adventure. Naturally, this is a lot to take in and she is skeptical. But when he sprinkles her with some fairy dust and wings grow from her back, she starts to believe him.

Soon, he takes to the woods where they shrink down to the size of an ant and ride a leaf down a stream to the magical fairy world. Pixie Piper is filled with wonder and excitement. She keeps thinking she is dreaming as she meets the fairy queen and learns to fly from a young fairy named Epimenides. Then she learns that she is not just any fairy. Pixie Piper is the granddaughter of the queen.

Years ago, her mother was betrothed to the son of the fairy queen of winter. But before the wedding, she learned that he and his mother were both evil. Unfortunately, an arranged fairy marriage is an unbreakable contract. Her mother couldn’t risk him getting the power of the throne, so she made a terrible sacrifice and left the fairy world to live as a human.

She’s been hidden all these years in the human world. There is only one way to find her by using a fairy’s breath to track her down. Just as Pixie Piper is discovering her legacy, someone steals her mother’s fairy breath that was collected when she was born. The only hope is for Pixie to break into the ice castle of the evil fairies and stop the fairy’s breath before it is released.

It is a dangerous mission. And Pixie Piper just learned to fly!

I loved every page of reading The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy’s Breath. It is a delightful adventure for young readers. My favorite part was Pixie gaining confidence as she learned to fly. It is something that little readers will connect with.

I highly recommend this fun book for you kids, especially those who love magic and fairies!