We have just released an audiobook of Matt Haig’s bestselling children’s book The Truth Pixie, read by award-winning actress and Unicef UK supporter Olivia Colman.For every copy sold of this exclusive Audible edition Canongate will donate 50p in aid of Unicef UK.
The Truth Pixie is Matt Haig’s fourth children’s book with us and fourth collaboration with Chris Mould (after the other three books in the Christmas series). It’s a funny, sweet, moving story of self-acceptance and friendship, centred on a pixie who can only tell the truth. Ever since Matt’s bestselling memoir about his experience of mental illness, Reasons to Stay Alive, he’s been asked to write a mental health book for children, and The Truth Pixie was his response to this. The Truth Pixie deals with difficult issues in a way that is accessible and easy for children to understand and has been praised by adults and children alike.
Matt Haig said: “I wrote The Truth Pixie to be read aloud so to have Olivia Colman read this on audiobook is a dream come true. And donating the proceeds to such an important children’s charity will hopefully help spread some goodwill this Christmas.”
Olivia Colman said: “It’s such an honour to read The Truth Pixie with its beautiful message of honesty and friendship. And I’m delighted that the proceeds are going to such a wonderful organisation. It’s the perfect package of happiness and goodwill.”
Mike Penrose, Executive Director of Unicef UK said: “At Unicef UK we know that the world can be a difficult place for children, no matter what country they live in. Matt’s wonderful book provides a way for children to process the many challenges life can provide, and we’re incredibly grateful for Matt and Olivia’s support with this new audio version of The Truth Pixie this Christmas.”