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Product details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: PurpleRay Publishing; 4th edtition edition (12 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955019206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955019203
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.8 x 19.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,093,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Debra J Edwards is a children's/young adult writer living in Norfolk.

Her series of Aggie Lichen books tell the story of a gang of feisty tooth fairies trying to save their world. They are both funny and ridiculous. I mean, teenage tooth fairies indeed.

Based completely on the author's earlier work placement as a teenage tooth fairy, the stories convey an air of realism as the characters deal with bullying, sibling rivalry and, of course, good against evil!

Debra has also published her first young adult novel, Marvin's Curse, s an ebook. She worked secretly under cover as a ghost whisperer in order to bring something extra to her central character.

A new novel, The Iron City, is expected to be published by December 2015.

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About the Author

Debra J Edwards is a Surrey school teacher living in the borough of Sutton. She lives in a rambling Victorian house with husband Ray and staffy, Buster.

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Now pilp collectors are quite adept at getting through the tiniest of cracks in any window pane, that’s not the difficult part. No, the difficult part is collecting the pilp from under the donor’s pillow, a skill that requires much experience and years of practise if one isn’t to get caught. Looking at the pair of skinny little legs that were sticking out from under this donor’s pillow, I think it was safe to say that Myrtle hadn’t quite understood the concept.
‘I said wait for its head to turn then quickly lift the pillow with the left hand and retrieve the pilp with your right.’
‘You said lift with your right hand retrieve with your left,’ came a muffled reply from beneath the pillow.
A quick tug on the flailing legs and out she popped forcing us both to land noisily on the fluffy ground covering. The pilp donor stirred. We held our breath …the donor turned over.
‘Right, now listen carefully. Lift the pillow, take the pilp and sprinkle the dust. You got that?’
She nodded and flew up onto the bed, stealthily making her way up to the pillow which she lifted with extreme caution. The pilp, wouldn’t you believe, was nowhere to be seen.
‘I thought it was supposed to be here,’ she call-whispered. ‘You said it would be here.’
I gave the pilp detector a shake, the light was still on. There was definitely a pilp to be collected. Myrtle let go of the pillow crossly.
‘It must be under the other part of the pillow. Fly round, fly round!’ I whispered back.
She landed on top of the pillow and looked down.
‘Great, so how am I supposed to get under there with that great big head in the way.’
Hmm, I could see her point. I had to get her under the pillow without disturbing the donor - too much. A gentle shove would do it.
‘Climb down, I’ll give you a boost.’ I called to her.
‘But won’t we wake it up?’
‘Trust me. Just put your hands underneath the pillow, I’ll hold your legs.’
She scrambled under the pillow, hands grappling frantically. Her head popped out again. ‘It’s near the back.’
I gave her a hefty push.
She immediately disappeared again. This time, just her right foot was visible. I gave her a few seconds then pulled her out.
‘What did you go and do that for? I almost had it!’ She shouted.
‘Err, slight correction there, sister dearest. I think you may well have definitely had it!’
A large pair of sleepy eyes blinked furiously at her. The mouth dropped open in pure disbelief. The donor was wide awake! It started grabbing desperately at the covers.
‘Now the important thing here is not to panic,’ I said, perching on the window sill to watch her reactions. Well, she was supposed to be learning the ropes after all!
‘What’ll I do, Aggie?’ cried Myrtle, trying to dodge the grasping hands.
‘Think about your training. What were you told to do?’ I put my hands behind my head and leant further against the window. Myrtle continued to flit and flutter aimlessly around the bed.
‘Err, dunno - I think I fell asleep at that bit.’
‘Oh, for goodness sake! - just head for the window. - go through the gap.’
She flew up sharply. The donor leapt out of bed and started to wander around the room, eyes never straying from its prey.
‘Aaaaaaahhhhhhh.’ It grabbed frantically at Myrtle, missing her wings by just a few centimetres. Time to put an end to it. I dug deeply in my pocket and took a handful of magic dust and blew it straight into the donor’s face. It stopped and stared at me, grabbing at the air in a kind of slow motion.
‘Aaaaassshhhoo.’ It wiped its wet nose on a sleeve and returned quietly to bed. It turned over and went to sleep, blissfully unaware of its encounter with a real life tooth fairy.
‘Phew! Now let that be a lesson to you!’ I said, glad to reach the other side of the window. My relief, however, was not shared by the ever excitable Bugface.
‘Wow! That was brilliant. Did you see its face?’ She flew up and down several times, mimicking the donor’s expressions perfectly. ‘Shall we move on to another one, Aggie? Shall we?’
So much for lesson learnt! ‘I think a quiet fly-round first, don’t you?’
And so we left the emptiness of the window ledge, still pilpless, and began a gentle fly-round, giving us both time to think and re-focus on the task at hand - pilp collecting!

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A great book to read to your children and even better for all those big kids out there looking for some light entertainment, a refreshing story, hopefuly the first of many
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My first Aggie Lichen book is fabulous for teenagers to read (and a few of us adults). The character instantly appeals and the whole book is full of adventure and humour. Well done Debra J Edwards on bringing us a new heroine, who can comfortably stand along side the likes of Harry Potter. Welcome to Pilpsville and the world of 'tooth fairies'...and it's not all sweetness and light as Aggie and her friends battle the baddies along the way. Children's fantasy adventure at its best! Beautifully written and well worth the cover price and more.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend it to anyone to check out. Aggie Lichen is a well defined character, who instantly appeals and Debra J Edwards brings humour and accessibility to all the characters, in this fantasy adventure. The mystery unfolds as we dip deeper into the story and Aggie Lichen will hopefully save the day and the future for all the residents of Pilpsville! Super story....
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Although this book is clearly aimed at a much younger audience than myself, I would thoroughly recommend it to the young - and the young at heart!
Aggie is a fantastic character that you feel for, and empathise with as she bumbles her way through this fab tale!
The characters leap off the page and you can truly picture yourself in this other 'fairy' world! Look out for the nasty Grublins and the wicked Sprites though...
Can Aggie and her friends solve the mystery in time to save their world as they know it...?
You will have to read it yourself to find out!
I started the book one evening whilst having a 5 minute break from work.
I finally put it down 2 hours later having read it from cover - to - cover!
Look out Potter fans...Aggie Lichen has arrived!
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