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The Unicorns of Blossom Wood: Believe in Magic

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An exciting new animal series set in the magical Blossom Wood.

When cousins Cora, Isabelle and Lei discover magical hoof prints
in the ground, they're whisked away to an amazing land where they're
no longer girls ... they're unicorns!

But the animals in Blossom Wood don't believe in unicorns. Can the
three cousins change their minds - with the help of a little magic?

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9781407171227
  • ISBN: 9781407171227
  • Pub Date: 1st September 2016
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Imprint: Scholastic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 112

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4th August '17
Toby Readalot read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Unicorns of Blossom Wood: Believe in Magic 9781407171227
5 stars
I liked that the girls turned in to unicorns! That was cool! And I liked that they were magical and could help the animals. Bobby the badger was one of my favourite characters from the Owls of Blossom Wood, one of the other Blossom Wood books that Mum read to us, and I was glad he was in this book too
4th August '17
Casper Readalot read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
The Unicorns of Blossom Wood: Believe in Magic 9781407171227
4 stars
This book is full of magic and animals and it has a moral to the story too – I’m not going to tell you what it is though because hello…spoilers! It’s set in the same place as the Owls of Blossom Wood stories and features some of the same characters, so if you’ve read those stories and liked them then I think you’ll like this one too. My favourite part was when the animals made friends with the unicorns. I would recommend this book to younger readers than me, children aged 5-8 who might like reading shorter books. I like reading longer books but this one was perfect for when Mum reads to us at bedtime.
4th August '17
Alex Readalot read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
The Unicorns of Blossom Wood: Believe in Magic 9781407171227
4 stars
I liked the description in this story, it helped me to picture the unicorns and the wood they were in. I liked hearing about the animals of Blossom Wood, they all sounded cute and funny. We read a chapter every night until we we finished and the story kept me in suspense so that I wanted to know more each bedtime. I hope you like reading it.
3rd September '16
I read it myself (an adult)
The Unicorns of Blossom Wood: Believe in Magic 9781407171227
4 stars
The book follows three cousins - Cora, Isabelle and Lei. Despite living on opposite sides of the world to each other, the cousins and their families meet up once a year for a holiday together. It's on this holiday that they have their magical adventure. One day, while out exploring the campsite where they're staying, they find a cave. Inside the cave they see three sets of hoof prints. They place their own feet inside the prints and this triggers the magic that not only transforms the girls into unicorns but also transports them to the magical Blossom Wood.

The girls (as unicorns) explore Blossom Wood. They are amazed by their beautiful, enchanted surroundings and delight in being unicorns. However, they are disappointed to discover that all the animals living in Blossom Wood are afraid of them and run away when they approach. It's only when the unicorns meet and help Bobby the badger that the other animals learn not to be afraid of them.

The book has lots to recommend it. There are strong themes of female friendship, kindness and community. I also really liked how Lei is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about science; I think it's important to portray girls in fiction in this way. There's plenty of appeal for the target audience: talking woodland animals, relatable characters, magical powers, adventure, sparkles and fabulous flowing manes in gorgeous colours.

There's loads of brilliant additional content at the end of the book too: character fact files on the girls, quizzes, puzzles and interesting facts linked to aspects of the story.
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Series Editor, Kay Hiatt has been an English Advisor, Headteacher, Ofsted Inspector, manager of the National Literacy Strategy and project leader of a PSA for Raising Standards in Literacy at Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. She is a consultant for the Basic Skills Agency and most recently a freelance Literacy consultant and author of many books and article...

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