The Resource Into the land of the unicorns, Bruce Coville

Into the land of the unicorns, Bruce Coville

Label
Into the land of the unicorns
Title
Into the land of the unicorns
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Coville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Having jumped into the fantasy land of Luster, Cara joins Lightfoot the unicorn in the search for Queen Arabella Skydancer
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1996
Review
  • Gr 4-6-When Cara Hunter leaps from a church's bell tower clutching her grandmother's magic amulet, she falls into the land of Luster, home of the Dimblethum, delvers, dragons, the Squijum, and lots of unicorns. Since her grandmother told her to guard the amulet and to deliver an important message to the unicorn Queen, Cara embarks on a journey to her court. She is accompanied by her friends, chief among them Lightfoot, an adolescent unicorn who is having a difficult time with his family. The voyagers are attacked by delvers, Firethroat the Dragon, and Cara's father, who abandoned her when she was three. The loose ends will presumably be the starting point for the next entry in the series. The most striking aspect here is the story within a story. Coville combines all of the known myths about unicorns into one smooth retelling about a woman named Beloved whose life in ways mirrors Cara's own; this tale creates the foundation for the entire novel. The characters are well drawn and the dialogue flows nicely. The plot, particularly the twist involving Cara's father, will be predictable to seasoned fantasy aficionados, but as a whole, the book should find a favored and well-deserved place on most shelves.-Patricia A. Dollisch, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA
  • Cara follows her grandmother's cryptic instructions and winds up in Luster, the land of the unicorns. "This mild fantasy, the first in the Unicorn Chronicles, opens promisingly... but somewhat dissipates its force," said PW. Ages 9-12. (Nov.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
082837
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coville, Bruce
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
850L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
6.0
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Unicorn chronicles
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Unicorns
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Into the land of the unicorns, Bruce Coville
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Apple paperback"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780590459563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
078073004508
Label
Into the land of the unicorns, Bruce Coville
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Apple paperback"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780590459563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
078073004508

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