Children’s fiction, more often than not, promises warmth and happiness. That’s one of the reasons I love to read the genre. Some of the most beautiful books I have read come into that genre.
In the land of Marbryn, a magical creature is born. This unicorn was foretold to be the savior of their tribe, and the metal-horned unicorns eagerly awaited his birth. To their disappointment, the horn of the blue unicorn wasn’t metal. No metal meant no magic, and no magic meant he couldn’t possibly be the savior they expected. Each of the metal-horned unicorns had some special power. So the blue unicorn grows up almost a loner, taunted by some of the others, till something happens to realize that he is indeed ready for magic, and to be that savior. It’s a long journey, and many still doubt his capacity to take that magic and grow. Could he?
I think children’s fiction, when it is illustrated, is a treat to read. The illustrations in this book are quite beautiful. But only one picture at the start of each chapter. I think a few more pictures interspersed through the book would have made it lovelier. I liked the character of the blue unicorn, and his friends too. It showed each of them was special, but could co-exist. I also liked the transformation of the blue unicorn too, to show magic needn’t be from the start, it is there within and can come later. The story flows smoothly, and as a reader, I’m kind of cheering for that happy ending as I read it. So that worked too. For me, there were few too many characters. After a while, I felt a bit of difficulty to remember names and creatures.
I liked the title of this book, and the cover art too. And felt it would be a good story to read. That turned out to be true, and it’s definitely worth a re-read. That’s for sure.
|Title: The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm|
|Author(s): Sybrina Durant||Genre: Children’s Fiction|
|ISBN/ASIN: B06XD8KZVJ||Publisher: N/a|
(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
13th November 2017)