Pyxie of the Pines

by Ethel Calvert Phillips

Absolutely beautiful! 🌱

Rated 5 out of 5
November 14, 2022

We have had this book for a year before I started it. I thought it wouldn’t be interesting, but I actually loved it. In fact, I read it in one sitting, it was so good! It placed emphasis on hard-work and perseverance, as well as gaining an education and a love for good books. I definitely recommend this and don’t let it sit on your shelf for a year before you read it like I did! 😊



Rated 5 out of 5
January 17, 2022

My daughter thought this book was, “Mom, it was fantastic.” A great story about friendship, bravery, and love. Highly recommend this book. My daughter was telling everyone about it.

Krista B.

Cute read

Rated 5 out of 5
May 18, 2021

The kids did this as a read aloud and they liked how brave pyixe was. They thought it was a cute story.


Loved this book!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 18, 2020

This book was so catching! I was enchanted and I could not stop reading!

Andrea Gwynn

Pixie is an Inspiration

Rated 5 out of 5
June 14, 2020

Pyxie is an inspiration. He is able to overcome an underprivileged start in life–including a lack of wealth, education, and family–with the help and love of a few special individuals and great strength of character.

Ann M.
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“Jenny named me Pyxie after the pyxie moss,” he began, with Amanda’s bright eyes fixed on his face, “because one night, when the pyxie moss was all in bloom like it is now, Jenny heard a noise at the door. And when she opened it, there I was a-lying on the doorstep, a baby, all wrapped up in somebody’s old coat. . . . I just lived there with Jenny and the menfolks until yesterday, when they all moved away.”

When the reclusive Piney folks move on to a new place, eight-year-old Pyxie is all but abandoned by the only family he has ever known. As he prepares to begin a life alone in the woods, Pyxie meets new friends who help him find a home with gentle Miss Mattie and enroll him in school. Even with these blessings, Pyxie has many obstacles to overcome and much to learn. With help from Miss Mattie and a new-found love of literature, Pyxie learns that regardless of what others say, he can choose the type of person he will become.

133 pages

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