It’s Unicorn Day!
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The Unicorns of Blossom Wood by Catherine Coe

September 1, 2016 Guest Post, Review 0 ★★★★★

It’s Unicorn Day! Review || Guest Post The Unicorns of Blossom Wood by Catherine Coe

It’s Unicorn Day! Review || Guest Post The Unicorns of Blossom Wood by Catherine CoeThe Unicorns of Blossom Wood: Believe in Magic by Catherine Coe
Series: The Unicorns of Blossom Wood #1
Published by Scholastic on 1st September 2016
Genres: Children's Fiction, Fantasy
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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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?


Reviewed by Casper, Alex and Toby

**We received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher. Thanks, Scholastic!**

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. – Casper, age 11.

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. – Alex, age 8.

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 – Toby, age 7.

Guest Post

My favourite place to read and write by Catherine Coe

I read anywhere I can – on the train, bus, sofa, toilet! But my favourite place to read is a bit unconventional… it’s while I’m out running. I love listening to audiobooks and it’s a great incentive to exercise when I’m desperate to get back to a book I’m engrossed in.

My favourite place to write isn’t in my study – even though it’s lovely and light and covered with unicorn and owl pictures and gifts that people have sent me… Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 16.49.17

I’ve found that I write better when I’m away from my desk, because emails and other work things distract me too much. In the summer, I take my laptop onto the window seat in my living room, open the windows wide and write – while occasionally looking out at the lovely cobbled Belgian street in which I live.

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In the winter, I write on the sofa or at the dining table – depending on my mood and how comfortable I want to be. The sofa is better for thinking, the dining table is better for getting stuff done! And there I get a view I never tire of: my bookshelves 🙂

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The first two books in Catherine’s new Unicorns of Blossom Wood series, Believe in Magic and Festival Time, publish on 1st September.

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You can learn more about the unicorns and owls of Blossom Wood, as well as play games and find craft activities, on the Blossom Wood website.

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