Thursday, April 4, 2013

Review: My Secret Unicorn (Series) by Linda Chapman

The Magic Spell (My Secret Unicorn, #1)Title: My Secret Unicorn Series (15 Books)
Author: Linda Chapman
Publisher:  Scholastic Paperbacks/Puffin Books
Release Dates: Various (2002-2007)
Pages: Various (118-170 pages, depending on book)
Age Range: 7-10
Goodreads Rating: 3.74-4.19 stars
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Summary from Goodreads: (Book #1 - The Magic SpellWith simple, heartfelt stories, My Secret Unicorn is the perfect beginning chapter book series for girls who love horses and magic. These books will make every young reader believe!

Do you know someone who has wished for a pony? Lauren Foster did just that. And when her family moves to the country, her dream finally comes true. Then she reads a story about a normal pony who turns into a snow-white unicorn when his owner reads a special spell. Lauren starts to wonder. Could her new pony Twilight really be a unicorn? Maybe ... just maybe.


If you have a little girl who loves horses or unicorns, then this is the series for her.  My daughter has honestly read all 15 of these books at least five times each. She is completely in love with them! The whole series revolves around a little girl named Lauren who gets a pony and then discovers that it is actually a unicorn in disguise. Each book in the series has Lauren and Twilight helping someone in some way (usually using unicorn magic), so the books all have a great moral message. The series will leave your little girl with a sense of wonder and enchantment about the world. Interestingly, the books also give a realistic view of what it takes to take care of a pony. Just a warning, though - my daughter now dreams of the day that we can move to the country and buy her a horse. She wants a white horse - I think that, secretly, she hopes that her pony might turn out to be a unicorn too! I don't think there's any move to the country in our future, but we finally gave in and let her start taking horseback riding lessons!

There is also a follow-up series called Unicorn School that my daughter loves as well.
4.5/5 stars

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