Middle Grade Monday – The Unicorn Quest | Kamilla Benko

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The Unicorn Quest

Kamilla Benko

Bloomsbury, 2018,

Hardback, 320 pages

Trigger Warnings: N/A

About the Author: Kamilla Benko spent most of her childhood climbing into wardrobes, trying to step through mirrors, and plotting to run away to an art museum. Now, she visits other worlds as a children’s book editor and a blogger for Barnes & Noble Kids. Originally from Indiana, she currently lives in New York with her bookshelves, teapot, and hiking boots.

“Sophie always said that pencils were Claire’s wooden thumb—that after she’d finally stopped sucking on her thumb, she’d replaced it with the equally annoying habit of nibbling her pencils. But it was much more than that. Pencils were what Claire used to draw and document the world around her; it was a way to understand.”

All the unicorns in Arden are gone, and Claire’s older sister Sophie has been accused of stealing one of the land’s most cherished artifacts: the Unicorn Harp. Now a war threatens Arden and it’s up to Claire to find Sophie and clear her name for good. None of this ever would have happened if Sophie had only kept her promise. Claire knew the ladder in the fireplace of Windermere Manor was bad news, but Sophie’s sense of adventure was stronger than ever after being released from the hospital—Claire never stood a chance of convincing Sophie to see reason.
The Unicorn Quest is Kamilla Benko’s debut middle grade novel, and readers will fall in love with our world and Arden as Claire overcomes her insecurities and unlocks powers of her own—a little guild magic from her new friends Nett and Sena is just a plus.


PRR Editor, Cheyenne Lopex

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