Into the Land of the Unicorns



[Ebook] ➨ Into the Land of the Unicorns Author Bruce Coville – E17streets4all.co.uk One unicorn dwells on EarthHundreds fight in LusterTheir legends are recorded inTHE UNICORN CHRONICLESInto the Land of the UnicornsAs each chime sounds, Cara climbs faster up the steep bell tower Elev One unicorn dwells on EarthHundreds Land of Epub Û fight in LusterTheir legends are recorded inTHE UNICORN CHRONICLESInto the Land of the UnicornsAs each chime sounds, Cara climbs faster up the steep bell tower Eleven She must be on the roof when the next bell tolls Twelve With a deep breath, and only half believing she will survive, Cara jumps off the church roof and into Luster, land of the unicornsIn Luster, Cara meets many wonderful creatures, but the most magnificent of all is Lightfoot, a Into the eBook ë rebellious young unicorn Cara s band of friends comes to include a hairy creature named the Dimblethum and the monekey like Squijim Together, they set out to reach the Unicorn Queen before the mysterious man who is following them does to prevent the destruction of all unicorns forever Coville weaves traditional unicorn myths into his accessible fantasy with an ending that hints at the next adventure Booklist.Into the Land of the Unicorns

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Into the Land of the Unicorns
  • Bruce Coville
  • English
  • 02 January 2019
  • 0439108381

10 thoughts on “Into the Land of the Unicorns

  1. says:

    4.5 starsGrandma, is that man following usCara, raised by her grandmother, always knew things were a little off Her grandma was always insisted that unicorns were real and Cara used to believe too until kids from school tease her.But thenthey get followed by a mysterious man and her grandmother forces Cara to take the special an amulet that her grandmother always claimed contained great magic.Reluctantly, Cara climbs to the top of the bell tower and much to her stride escapes 4.5 starsGrandma, is that man following usCara, raised by her grandmother, always knew things were a little off Her grandma was always insisted that unicorns were real and Cara used to believe too until kids from school tease her.But thenthey get followed by a mysterious man and her grandmother forces Cara to take the special an amulet that her grandmother always claimed contained great magic.Reluctantly, Cara climbs to the top of the bell tower and much to her stride escapes into another worldLuster, bring me homeAndmuch to Cara s surprise, her grandmother was right Luster, the world of unicorns, is so much different from the real world it s everything Cara imagined andCara has a mission get the amulet to the unicorn queen and save her grandmother But the road is treacherous and there are creatures all around trying to stop her.Will she be able to save her grandmotherWill she even be able to save herselfAlmost instant, as if by reflex, her fingers flew to her throat The amulet was goneI am a huge unicorn fan and this book was one of my absolute childhood favorites.There s just something about this book that takes me on a journey I have read it over.and overand overeach time enjoying something new.Whether it be the wild, whimsical world or the quirky side characters or the beautiful glory of unicorns.I love Cara s childlike sense of wonder and her strong determination to right what s wrong The twist at the end was a bitwell..transparent now that I m adult but I totally didn t see it coming when I was younger This round I went for the audiobook and the full cast was awesomethough a little much It almost felt like there were too many voices and I would ve preferred to just have one, really good narrator.YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading

  2. says:

    Oh My God.Sorry for the fan girl squealing you hear in the background That s just me trying to explain, in actual words, how much I love this book and why I ll try my besthere goes First of all, this story reminded me of Narnia, The Never Ending Story, the movie Labyrinth the main character, Cara, brings to mind Labyrinth s Sara, and not just because the name rhymes , and for some reason, The World of David the Gnome television cartoon Did I mention the book pairs perfectly with Oh My God.Sorry for the fan girl squealing you hear in the background That s just me trying to explain, in actual words, how much I love this book and why I ll try my besthere goes First of all, this story reminded me of Narnia, The Never Ending Story, the movie Labyrinth the main character, Cara, brings to mind Labyrinth s Sara, and not just because the name rhymes , and for some reason, The World of David the Gnome television cartoon Did I mention the book pairs perfectly with The Last UnicornIt s an incredibly well rounded tale The pacing is fast The dialogue is witty It alternates between moments of aching tenderness, death defying action, and laugh out loudness The secondary characters are so lively and inventive, I m surprised they didn t pop out from between the pages.But I think what I loved most about Into the Land of the Unicorns was the sense of enchantment, awe, and just plain wonderment so often missing from children s literature today I only wish I d read this book years ago when it was first published, and I was a wee thing But if you ll excuse me, I can t be dilly dallying all day writing this review I have to run out and get the next book in the series I suggest you save yourself the hassle and just procure all four at once

  3. says:

    Ths is a really lovely story, creating the imaginary world of Luster peopled or should that be beinged by recognizably imaginary creatures such as Unicorns, Dragons, Dwarves and then assorted creations from the imagination of Bruce Coville These include sinister large eyed nightmares called Delvers, large gorilla men called Dimblethum and then a monkey like creature called a Squijim This latter animal is a bit annoying He strikes me as the amusing character that the modern Walt Disney film Ths is a really lovely story, creating the imaginary world of Luster peopled or should that be beinged by recognizably imaginary creatures such as Unicorns, Dragons, Dwarves and then assorted creations from the imagination of Bruce Coville These include sinister large eyed nightmares called Delvers, large gorilla men called Dimblethum and then a monkey like creature called a Squijim This latter animal is a bit annoying He strikes me as the amusing character that the modern Walt Disney films have a tendency to insert into the action or children s cartoons are festooned with They are unnecesary and serve no real purpose other than to be cutesy poo thanks MM and simply get in the way of the story telling.That having been said, the main thrust of the story is of Cara, a human girl, who is sent into the land to warn the Unicorns that they are in great danger from the return of the Beloved and her hunters These are the sworn enemies of the Unicorns as a result of historical interactions Coville introduces the character of the baddie , Beloved, and explains how she came to be so hateful and loathing of the Unicorns It is a clever and itself logical progression through fear to hate showing how received positions, unsupported by evidence, can still become accepted and entrenched Cara, possessing one of the five amulets of the Queen of the Unicorns, is given the role of returning this amulet to the Monarch which can act as a gateway into Luster and therefore is a dangerous tool for her enemies This journey accounts for the story The descriptions of the places she visits and the creatures with whom she visits are imaginative and original The incorporation of myth and legend are weaved beautifully into the story to the extent that i am not totally certain where ancient myth and Coville imagination begin and end The Dragon, perfectly named as Lady Firethroat, protects herself by the enchantment of her heart kept safe in a golden casket, Three drops of her hot blood dropped in a jewelled chalice shares her gift of the gift of tongues, of knowledge of the languages of all creatures , the unicorn s horn heals physical ills and wounds and involves the unicorn giving of him herself in the act He She can heal physical wounds but not spiritual ones These, Coville is saying, are deeper and involvethan just patching or tending, they need to be uncovered, faced and understood There is a wisdom in these stories because they speak of heroism and sacrifice, alliance and friendship, fear and predjudice Once again i could see how an interested teacher or even parent could use these stories in reflection or discussion about what we are called to be ourselves He describes simply but emotively She was small and slender, as luminous as a rainbow, as fragile as a promise You could see through her, as if you were seeing tomorrow His huge paw rested against her cheek, it lay as delicately as a butterfly That piece of horn was now lodged in her heart, which was doomed to be forever wounded, forever healing, both in the same instant.Lovely first volume of an enthralling series Had i known about this when my first nephews and nieces were children I would definitely have given them this story As it is the younger ones and my great nephews may well get them in a few years

  4. says:

    When I think of the many juvenile series Bruce Coville wrote, I m impressed by the sheer variety My Teacher Is an Alien and Space Brat are both science fiction series Goblins in the Castle and Moongobble and Me are high fantasy The Enchanted Files is comedy, Nina Tanleven and Chamber of Horrors are both paranormal, and Bruce Coville s Book Of series are anthologies of short horror stories by other authors, edited together by Coville Those are just a sampling of his numerous series Bruc When I think of the many juvenile series Bruce Coville wrote, I m impressed by the sheer variety My Teacher Is an Alien and Space Brat are both science fiction series Goblins in the Castle and Moongobble and Me are high fantasy The Enchanted Files is comedy, Nina Tanleven and Chamber of Horrors are both paranormal, and Bruce Coville s Book Of series are anthologies of short horror stories by other authors, edited together by Coville Those are just a sampling of his numerous series Bruce Coville knows how to write many genres, but Into the Land of the Unicorns, book one of the Unicorn Chronicles, is the kind of fantasy he loved in his own childhood The saga begins as young Cara and her grandmother, Ivy Morris, are exiting the library When Grandmother Morris sees a man following, she hurries Cara away and they duck into St Christopher s Church With fear in her eyes, Grandmother Morris removes her special amulet and hands it to Cara, instructing her to go to the church s highest point, repeat an incantation, and leap from the parapet It sounds like suicide, but Grandmother Morris wouldn t direct Cara to harm herself, right Cara dashes off while her grandmother stays to distract the man chasing them By an act of pure faith Cara takes the rooftop leapand is translated into a dazzling fantasy world Silvery trees and wide, whispering rivers enchant Cara s senses from the moment she softly lands Worried sick for Grandmother Morris, other concerns soon demand Cara s attention as she discovers that not everything in this fantasy realm is benevolent A stubby humanoid animal attempts to steal the amulet that brought Cara here, and tries to drown her in a river when she resists, but Cara is rescued by a bearlike creature called the Dimblethum Scruffy in appearance and gruff in personality, the Dimblethum cannot speak to Cara in her language, but before long someone arrives who can Lightfoot, a unicorn of almost impossible beauty In early childhood Cara once believed she encountered a unicorn while seriously ill, but the years faded the impression and she grew to accept that unicorns were mythological By resting her hand on Lightfoot Cara can communicate with him telepathically, and the horned animal informs her that her passage into the world of Luster heralds grave danger for the realm To escape human Hunters, unicorns crossed over to Luster countless generations ago, but the seal between Earth and Luster is now breached Cara must accompany Lightfoot on a journey to Summerhaven to consult the Unicorn Queen, Arabella Skydancer, so a plan can be formed to address the crisis Making it through the Forest of the Queen, however, will not be easy But lies have a life of their own and are harder to kill than either men or unicorns Grimwold, Into the Land of the Unicorns, P 110 Accompanied by the scowling Dimblethum and a hyper, squirrel like animal known as the Squijum, Cara and Lightfoot embark on the quest Lightfoot has no proof that Hunters have penetrated Luster yet, but violent animals called delvers stalk our heroes every step of the way, obsessed with stealing Grandmother Morris s amulet Their motive gradually becomes apparent, but Lightfoot and the Dimblethum are strong enough to fend off the delvers as long as they attack in small groups When evidence emerges that Hunters are in Luster, Lightfoot increases the pace of the journey to Summerhaven, risking the wrath of Firethroat the dragon by traveling through her territory If they reach Arabella Skydancer before Hunters overrun Luster, there may be a way to separate the worlds again, but Cara senses before that happens there will be a showdown with one particular Hunter, the man from St Christopher s Church He is key to completing the journey to see the Queen, and may be the crucial piece in the puzzle of Cara s own identity There s lots of kinds of chainsYou can t see most of them, the ones that bind folks together But people build them, link by link Sometimes the links are weakThat s another funny thing, now that I think of it Sometimes when you mend a chain, the place where you fix it is strongest of all Thomas the Tinker, Into the Land of the Unicorns, P 90 ChainsThey bind us, whether we want them to or not But a heart without chains would have nothing to hold it, might simply blow away Thomas, P 158 Bruce Coville writes with easy flow and and command of character The fantasy is gentle as gossamer, but there needed to befor Into the Land of the Unicorns to qualify as excellentadventure, peril, surprises, wisdom, conflict, adversity, and emotion The book feels like an introduction piece for the series rather than a satisfying story in its own right as a result, I m docking it part of a rating star I d still consider giving two and a half stars, and I m intrigued to see where the odyssey goes from here Bruce Coville is a skilled designer of narrative I always liked his My Teacher Is an Alien series and I don t doubt his ability to improve on the Unicorn Chronicles in episode two, Song of the Wanderer I have high hopes

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I think I enjoyed itthe further into it I got because I began to realize the scope of the book Also, because it s a series, I wasn t sure how much of the book would be self contained vs continuous I adored the way the fantasy world and how Coville described the various landscapes Ditto for the creatures of the fantasy world From both known fantastical creatures like unicorns to some new at least, I ve never heard of them before , delightful creatures I really enjoyed this book I think I enjoyed itthe further into it I got because I began to realize the scope of the book Also, because it s a series, I wasn t sure how much of the book would be self contained vs continuous I adored the way the fantasy world and how Coville described the various landscapes Ditto for the creatures of the fantasy world From both known fantastical creatures like unicorns to some new at least, I ve never heard of them before , delightful creatures I felt as though each character had a distinct personality even if it took me a little bit to figure them out And I felt invested in them all, which is a good feat for the book being only 150 pages.That s really my only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 There s really nothing wrong with the book that I can find to warrant only 4 stars but for me, I m used toin depth books with great detail to the plots This was the only thing I wantedof I felt there was enough plot and character back story that the book could have been expanded and delved into further Though, perhaps that wasn t the author s intent or it wasn t the intent of this book since it s a series.However, I would think this a great book to start out for younger readers And it s a delightful treat for those of us who adore fantasy books to read between tomes

  6. says:

    I m not sure I could say anything bad about this book even if I wanted to It s certainly not perfect, but saying anything negative about this book seems wrong to me I can remember being eight years old and desperately waiting through class to get to the silent reading part of the day, where I would eagerly grab Into the Land of the Unicorns and disappear from my classroom entirely I devoured it and loved it immensely I reread it multiple times that year and loved iteach time I can say I m not sure I could say anything bad about this book even if I wanted to It s certainly not perfect, but saying anything negative about this book seems wrong to me I can remember being eight years old and desperately waiting through class to get to the silent reading part of the day, where I would eagerly grab Into the Land of the Unicorns and disappear from my classroom entirely I devoured it and loved it immensely I reread it multiple times that year and loved iteach time I can say that without a doubt this is the book that sparked my passion for fantasy After reading this I took my mom s copy of The Hobbit into my room and barely left until I had finished it So, what can I say If it weren t for this book I don t know if I would have become such a hardcore fan of the fantasy genre I think it s cute, clever, and a great first time fantasy novel I will definitely read it again as an adult

  7. says:

    This was the book of my childhood I was absolutely obsessed with it in third grade Looking back at it, I realize that it was probably a pretty corny book, but I can t let go of my fondness for it Preteen kids who enjoy fantasy should definitely read this one.

  8. says:

    I READ THIS LIKE A SUPER LONG TIME AGO WHEN I WAS 10 AND I CAN T REMEMBER ANYTHING EXCEPT I LOVED IT

  9. says:

    At first I wasn t 100% into the audiobook style and found it a bit jarring to go from the narrator Coville to the dialogue voices I think once Cara crossed over into the Luster though, the style smoothed out and it was pleasant to listen to The story was a bit darker than I was expecting, but I think the message that family is not always your blood relatives is an important one My favorite part might have been when we learned why unicorns had to escape to another world Overall this had a c At first I wasn t 100% into the audiobook style and found it a bit jarring to go from the narrator Coville to the dialogue voices I think once Cara crossed over into the Luster though, the style smoothed out and it was pleasant to listen to The story was a bit darker than I was expecting, but I think the message that family is not always your blood relatives is an important one My favorite part might have been when we learned why unicorns had to escape to another world Overall this had a charm to it and I d like to read the next in the series

  10. says:

    Two stars for grown ups, but four stars if you re 12 or younger.I got this book from the library to read with my six year old because I was a huge unicorn fan when I was a kid I would have adored this book at her age at the ripe old age of 30 something, though, it was a tough slog.Shy, misunderstood Cara has lived most of her life with her mysterious, somewhat distant grandmother, Ivy Morris When she senses that they are in danger, Ivy whisks them away to a church for safety and gives Cara a Two stars for grown ups, but four stars if you re 12 or younger.I got this book from the library to read with my six year old because I was a huge unicorn fan when I was a kid I would have adored this book at her age at the ripe old age of 30 something, though, it was a tough slog.Shy, misunderstood Cara has lived most of her life with her mysterious, somewhat distant grandmother, Ivy Morris When she senses that they are in danger, Ivy whisks them away to a church for safety and gives Cara a magic amulet When Cara uses it, she is transported to Luster, the land of the unicorns.Coville s writing, as well as his mythology, are mediocre at best and eye rolling at worst It was difficult for me to say names like Arabella Skydancer with a straight face, and don t get me started on the hugely annoying comic relief character, the Squijum, Coville s version of Jar Jar Binks My daughter loved him, though Cara is an okay heroine, but she spends a lot of the story in fear, wonder, or tears and sometimes all three.There are plenty of wonderful children s novels out there For the amount of time it takes to read a book of this length aloud, I wish we had chosen something different

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