Saturday, August 22, 2015


A Plague of Unicorns - Jane Yolin

Product Description(
Young James, an earl’s son, is a bit bothersome and always asking the oddest questions. In despair―the last of James’ tutors having quit―his mother sends him off to be educated at Cranford Abbey. She feels the strict regimen will do him a world of good. But Cranford Abbey has its own problems. It has been falling into disrepair. The newly appointed Abbot Aelian takes it upon himself to save the abbey with the use of his secret weapon: a recipe for golden apple cider passed down in his family for many generations. He believes that by making and selling the cider, the monks will raise necessary funds to restore the abbey to its former glory. Abbot Aelian has everything he needs―almost. One obstacle stands in his way, unicorns that happen to feast specifically on the golden apples. Abbot Aelian and his men must fight off the unicorns to make the cider. He and the monks try to form a battalion to fight off the beasts; next they import heroes to fight for them. But the heroes run off, monks are injured, and a herd of ravenous unicorns continue munching. After no success, the abbot finally calls upon the most unlikely of heroes, one suggested by no other than young James. That hero is small and unprepossessing but possesses the skill to tame the beasts. Though wildly skeptical, Abbot Aelian must risk everything and believe in this recommended stranger or risk the fall of Cranford Abbey. 
Age Range: 8 - 12 years 
Hardcover: 192 pages 
Publisher: Zonderkidz (December 23, 2014) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0310746485 
ISBN-13: 978-0310746485

MY THOUGHTS:  This is another example of Junior Fiction from  my library.  Wonderful book and it has some great illustrations.  Any child would love to read this book or have it read to them by an adult.  James is always asking question and driving people crazy.  His father is off on a crusade and his uncle is in charge.  His uncle decides to send James to the Abbey for some schooling.  While there James helps the Abbey with it's problem of the Unicorns.  I don't want to say how James does this as it will give the ending away.  So if you want to read a book that is mysterious and funny this is differently the one.  I give this book 5......

This is also my last book for the Back to School Reading Challenge
The books I read for this challenge.....
1. Firegirl - Tony Abbott
2. A Plague of Unicorns - Jane Yolen
3. The Murder Man - Tony Parsons
4. Paper Towns - John Green

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