This original book is a quick and quirky read with a heartwarming message about the value of true friendship, told in rhyming couplets.
The Truth Pixie lives in a faraway magical land and has been put under a spell that means she can only speak if she tells the truth. Finding that truthful words cause others to turn away from her, the Truth Pixie sadly discovers that friendships of any kind have become too difficult for her to form.
After a scarily truthful encounter with a larger-than-life troll, the Truth Pixie finds herself flung through the air all the way to Helsinki (which, as it turns out, rhymes perfectly with 'that troll who is stinky'). Once there, the Truth Pixie befriends a downhearted girl called Aada, who is filled with worry and sadness as she faces an impending house move away from her friends.
Of course, the Truth Pixie has no choice but to agree - truthfully- that the girl's situation looks bleak. But wise in her truthfulness, she also knows that while hard times may be inevitable in life, they are also temporary and that brighter times will lie ahead.
Before long, the Truth Pixie's words turn into an enormous encouragement and a friendship begins to blossom.
This is a sweet story - and one that is just as suitable all year round as it is for Christmas - that is full of warmth and humour in its plot, its lilting rhyme and perfectly pitched illustrations.
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