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Elliot and the Pixie Plot: The Underworld Chronicles (Underworld Chronicles #2)

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Elliot, King of the Brownies, isn't usually a stubborn kid, but he didn't see a lot of room to bargain on the issue of Goblins eating his subjects. Which is how he wound up alone in the Underworld, with no map either home or ahead to Demon Territory. Between trying to steal a hair for the Pixie Princess and a sock for the Fairies from a demon, being King of the Brownies is ...more
ebook, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (first published May 1st 2011)
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In Jennifer Nielsen's follow-up to Elliot and the Goblin War, Elliot Penster must once again prove himself worthy of his title, King of the Brownies.

Written with in the same silly and lighthearted style, Elliot and the Pixie Plot brings back several characters besides Elliot, including: Fudd Fartwick, Patches, Grissel, Mr. Willimaker, Tubs and Elliot's entire family. The story also introduces a few new characters including: the shapeshifter - Harold; the evil demon - Kovol; a pixie princess name
Kat!e Larson
I'm not sure if this book was less funny than the first one or if the novelty just wore off. There were still parts I found absolutely hilarious, I do really love the voice. But I also felt like there was more grossness in this one. I still enjoyed it, just not as much as the first.
Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have I mentioned how much I seriously love this growing series? If I haven't, permit me a moment to gush. Book 1 was fabulous, a reading gem to enjoy in beauty and form, and a wonderful addition to the children's literature arena. With its creative storyline, wonderful narrative style and illustrations to add just enough of a visual, the overall picture was one to behold.

When I heard book 2 was coming out, I pounced...well, not literally, but as soon as I saw it arrive in store, I had to read it
As the second one in this series, this title is funny and fiesty like the first one. This time Elliot, now crowned King of the Brownies, has been paired up with Cambria on a science fair project, much to his dismay. However, before they can get very far, Elliot is approached by Mr. Willimaker who demands that Elliot release Grissel the Goblin, except that Mr. Willimaker doesn't seem like Mr. Willimaker. The next thing you know, Tubs and Elliot get "fairied" to the underworld. Elliot, wanting to ...more
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- The chapter names are fun.

- The story happens a few weeks after the first one ends.

- The "no pixies were hurt in the making of this book" bit at the front made me laugh.

- The wit and banter is really funny.

- All the stuff I liked in the first book are in this one. (Examples: Author talking to the reader, Illustrations, and Humor)

- I like that Elliot missed his family while he was away. His family is far from perfect, but it is his, and he missed them.

- Fun characters and fun story.

- This is a
Carol Harlow
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have not read the first book in the series, but I found this book easy to read and follow. Jennifer keeps the action going in this book. 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. I enjoyed the Gripping Mud, surprisingly tasty turnip juice and a tingly invisibility potion gone wrong. Along the way in the journey Elliot learns how to navigate som ...more
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile-fantasy
Another fun adventure with Elliot! In this one, Elliot and the readers visit the Underworld as he is forced by the pixies and fairies to steal a sock and hair from the sleeping demon Kovol. Some new characters are introduced and readers are again laughing aloud at the humorous writing and illustrations. There are interesting facts as well (I learned about the muskox and was refreshed on the Mariana Trench) randomly throughout the story. I think this one was just as interesting and good as the fi ...more
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
Jennifer has turned out another fun book. I love that it picks up shortly after the first book ended. Again it is whimsical with enough seriousness and unexpected turns of events to keep me interested. Again she did a great job with the voice and those random bits of useless pieces of information. I especially loved how the science project becomes a major part of the story.
I could see Jennifer's writing style appealing to a younger audience. She continues to pause the story throughout to inform the reader about one thing or another but less often than in the first book.
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
These are such fun books! Jennifer A. Nielsen keeps the narrative humorous, and Elliot is so likable. The comic danger keeps readers at the edge of their seats. I am looking forward to more adventures with Elliot.

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Cecilia Rodriguez
The action picks up where the first book left off.
Elliot is attempting to balance his duties as the new brownie king with being a normal eleven year old kid.
Gideon Kendall's black and white illustrations are funny and help with the plot.
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: by-myself
Elliot met a shape shifter! The shape shifter's name was Harold.Elliot was kidnapped by pixies. The pixies made him get a hair from Kovel. Kovel is a demon - the most powerful demon!
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it as much as the first and so did my students.
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fiction
Elliot continues his adventures with the underworld as the pixies and fairies place their demands upon him.
May 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Darling second book in this series. My son and I can't wait to start the third! We love reading it out loud.
Apr 29, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-new
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it was totally awesome
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didn-t-finish
The characterization is great, and I think Lemony Snickett fans will like this book. It is much more upbeat, which I liked.
Jun 28, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just as cute as the first book! I really enjoy Jennifer A. Nielsen books!
Good second book. Again, the younger kids would enjoy reading this.

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Gabriel T
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun, wacky, exciting book from the author. Kids should really enjoy the craziness!
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
fun second book in the series! entertaining for my boys!
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Jennifer lives at the base of a very tall mountain in Northern Utah with her husband, three children, and a naughty puppy. She loves the smell of rainy days, hot chocolate, and old books, preferably all at once. She is a former speech teacher, theater director, and enjoyed a brief but disastrous career as a door-to-door pollster. In her spare time, Jennifer tends to panic, wondering what she has f ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Underworld Chronicles (3 books)
  • Elliot and the Goblin War (Underworld Chronicles #1)
  • Elliot and the Last Underworld War (Underworld Chronicles, #3)

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