Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Hunt of the Unicorn by C. C. Humphreys- ADVISABLE

Humphreys, C.C. The Hunt of the Unicorn, 341 pgs. Knopf, 2011. $16.99.  Language-PG-13 (21 swears, 0 ‘f’); Violence- PG; Sexual Content- G.  The night before her father goes into the hospital to finish his chemo treatments, he tells Alice-Elayne a story. Her ancestor grew in a land of mystical creatures, and was sent through a tapestry to Earth by a unicorn in order to protect her from the evil King Leo that reigned in her world, Goloth. Her dad swears the story is true, but Alice-Elayne doesn’t believe a word. But on a trip to the Cloisters museum in New York, Alice-Elayne gets pulled through a tapestry into the land of mystical beasts, and she’s the only hope to save the unicorn from King Leo. I liked this book, all of the mystical creatures like the unicorn and the manicores were explained in a lot of detail, so it was easy to picture them in your mind’s eye. Very well written. Middle School, High School-Advisable. Student Reviewer: AL

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