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  1. Mischenko Mischenko says:

    Read my interview with the author and my full review Have you ever seen a Unicorn Eric has, and now his life may be changed forever. Eric s grandmother isn t well and has been put into a nursing home Her house is now being occupied by someone new, a girl named Allegra, and her mother, a veterinarian One day, Eric stumbles upon Allegra pounding in a No Trespassing sign on the tree where his treehouse resides his favorite place to be They don t s Read my interview with the author and my full review Have you ever seen a Unicorn Eric has, and now his life may be changed forever. Eric s grandmother isn t well and has been put into a nursing home Her house is now being occupied by someone new, a girl named Allegra, and her mother, a veterinarian One day, Eric stumbles upon Allegra pounding in a No Trespassing sign on the tree where his treehouse resides his favorite place to be They don t seem to like each other, but Eric doesn t know yet that Allegra may not be as awful as she seems.As Eric spendstime around the woods and farmhouse, he begins to discover magical creatures, including a white and glowing animal he first thinks is a pony Soon, he realizes this beautiful pony like animal is a unicorn the most beautiful thing he s ever seen He soon observes that she s living in the old barn near the farmhouse which has been converted into a vet practice by Allegra s mother The unicorn was meant to remain a secret, but Eric is inquisitive and must find out everything he can about this magnificent creature.We absolutely loved all the magical creatures in the book, especially Moonpearl, the majestic unicorn The talking animals reminded us of another favorite children s story Charlotte s Web. The human characters are memorable and even though it s an imaginary story, it felt real The relationship between Eric and his grandmother is heartwarming and we admired how Eric and Allegra s friendship developed over time.There were a few events in the book that we needed to stop and discuss that dealt with loss and mourning and not everything unfolded the way we wanted it to Overall, this story was beautiful and something I would ve loved reading as a child We fell in love with all of the illustrations and found ourselves wantingMy kids did enjoy it and I m happy to have it as part of our home library.My rating on this book is 5 Age Range 10 12 yearsGrade Level 5 7Hardcover 304 pagesPublisher HMH Books for Young Readers July 4, 2017 ISBN 10 054476112XISBN 13 978 0544761124


  2. Li& Li& says:

    Harper s woods around Chinaberry Creek have belonged to Eric s family for as long as he can remember His grandma lived in the farmhouse next door until she couldn t live at home any and had to move to a nursing home.Now strangers live there Eric goes with his father and older brother to see his grandma every Sunday but it s not the same as when he could visit her at the farmhouse every day and he misses her so very much For years, people in Chinaberry have claimed that they ve seen a whit Harper s woods around Chinaberry Creek have belonged to Eric s family for as long as he can remember His grandma lived in the farmhouse next door until she couldn t live at home any and had to move to a nursing home.Now strangers live there Eric goes with his father and older brother to see his grandma every Sunday but it s not the same as when he could visit her at the farmhouse every day and he misses her so very much For years, people in Chinaberry have claimed that they ve seen a white deer in the woods but no one has ever caught it One evening while in his tree house, he thinks he sees itIt came closer to the tree house, moving slowly My eyes had adjusted to the moonlight It wasn t a deer White and glowing, with slender legs and a long curved neck, at first I thought it was a pony Then it raised it s head and I knew Ponies don t have coats that shimmer like a pearl And there s never been a pony born with an ivory horn curling from the center of its forehead It was a unicorn.It was the most beautiful thing I ve ever seenWhat he notices next is that the unicorn is hurt Following it, he discovers that it s gone into his grandma s old barn and a lady is there, too When the lady catches him peaking through the window she invites him in She tells him that her name is Dr Brancusi, that she s a veterinarian, and she and her daughter, Allegra, are the new owners of the farm which is now a new veterinary hospital She begins examinaning the unicorn s hoof, finding that the unicorn is a female and she has an infection in her hoof that will need care She asks Eric if he can hold the unicorn s head while Allegra helps her treat the injury Allegra is none too happy about this but her mom has decided to trust Eric with their secret He does such a good job helping with the unicorn that Dr Brancusi gives him a job looking after the unicorn and helping out at clinic Eric and Allegra name the unicorn Moonpearl and he loves looking after her But Eric still misses his grandma and wantsthan anything for her to get well and move back home When Eric and Allegra discover that Moonpearl s hair has magical healing powers they secretly use the hair on his grandma in the hopes of making her well again But will it work The Unicorn in the Barn is a creative, magical, emotional story about friendship, trust, hope, love and loss that s beautifully written with characters who are both endearing and full of life I loved every minute I highly recommend it no matter how old you are


  3. Jenny Jenny says:

    This book completely surprised me I read it in one sitting, and it is one the cutest damn books I ve ever read This is perfect for grade school kids, or us older kids who want some nostalgia from their own childhoods.Anyone here a fan of Charlotte s Web This book had that same feeling, and a lot of the same kind of messages While a very unique and fun story on its own, I kept thinking of my joy of reading about Charlotte, Fern and Wilbur for the first time as I was reading this story Charlo This book completely surprised me I read it in one sitting, and it is one the cutest damn books I ve ever read This is perfect for grade school kids, or us older kids who want some nostalgia from their own childhoods.Anyone here a fan of Charlotte s Web This book had that same feeling, and a lot of the same kind of messages While a very unique and fun story on its own, I kept thinking of my joy of reading about Charlotte, Fern and Wilbur for the first time as I was reading this story Charlotte s Web is one of my favorite childhood books ever And I really hope this book makes it into the hands of many, many school age kids so they can have a similar experience to what I did.I can t recommend this one enough Read it


  4. Ms. Kelly Ms. Kelly says:

    This is a very sweet and gentle read for younger fans not ready for the intensity of Harry Potter level fantasy, or for older fans looking for something soft to soothe their jaded aches.Something I heard an ex boyfriends father say many years ago came back to me when I read this book People are meant to be used, but never abused.By that, he meant that people have talents which you should use You allow them to use But you don t ever take advantage of them The main characters learn this lesson This is a very sweet and gentle read for younger fans not ready for the intensity of Harry Potter level fantasy, or for older fans looking for something soft to soothe their jaded aches.Something I heard an ex boyfriends father say many years ago came back to me when I read this book People are meant to be used, but never abused.By that, he meant that people have talents which you should use You allow them to use But you don t ever take advantage of them The main characters learn this lesson in a very subtle way Overall,the word I have for this book is sweet so I said it multiple times And that, is that.Recommended for ages 7


  5. Christina Christina says:

    I was lucky enough to hear the author speak at a bookstore recently and have her sign a copy I bought there I adore magical creatures, so how could I not love Moonpearl, the beautiful unicorn And the illustrations by Rebecca Green are fanastic This was such a sweet story with very touching moments I may not be a kid any, but my grandma is in a nursing home Those parts about the visits were very realistic.


  6. Rachel Libke Rachel Libke says:

    This was the sweetest, most beautiful book I ve read in a long time


  7. Ms. Yingling Ms. Yingling says:

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineEric Harper is irritated when he sees a No Trespassing sign on his treehouse He knows that his father had to sell his grandmother s house and some of their land to pay for her nursing home, but the treehouse is still his He meets the new occupant of the house, Allegra Brancusi, who is living there with her mother, who is running a veterinary practice there He also sees a shimmering white horse that appears to be hurt but it turns out to be a real, l E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineEric Harper is irritated when he sees a No Trespassing sign on his treehouse He knows that his father had to sell his grandmother s house and some of their land to pay for her nursing home, but the treehouse is still his He meets the new occupant of the house, Allegra Brancusi, who is living there with her mother, who is running a veterinary practice there He also sees a shimmering white horse that appears to be hurt but it turns out to be a real, live unicorn Very matter of factly, Dr Brancusi explains to Eric that she has a number of magical creatures under her care, and since it s hard to find people she can trust to work with the animals, she asks Eric to come and work for her This job consists mainly of scooping unicorn poop, but Eric feels better just being around Moonpearl Things are somewhat difficult at home His mother died when he was young, his older brother is busy being a teenager, his father is very gruff and seems overburdened, and Eric misses his grandmother He visits her once a week, but it s not the same as having her nearby After his grandmother picks a few unicorn hairs off of his jacket, Eric notices that her arthritic hand seems improved He knows that Moonpearl s magic can heal people, but since the unicorn is pregnant with twins, Dr Brancusi doesn t want to take any chances with her health As the fall turns to winter, Eric must deal with his grandmother s declining health, and he and Allegra become friends while tending to the animals.Strengths This was delightful I would have adored this when I was in upper elementary school There is a pregnant unicorn, for heaven s sake And a talking Cheshire cat Eric s relationship with his grandmother was very sweet, and while this was sad, it wasn t hand wringingly soppy I liked how Allegra, Dr Brancusi and Eric all worked together to help Moonpearl, and I thought the twist at the end of the story was a nice touch I almost didn t read this one because it looked twee, but it ended up being a book I can easily hand to any of my students who want magical realism.Weaknesses I wanted Moonpearl to heal Eric s grandmother as much as he did, but even in fantasy books, that s not necessarily what happens.What I really think I think this begs for a party Who knew there was a unicorn themed food trend


  8. Lorilin Lorilin says:

    I read this one with my second grader We both enjoyed it, but I think I liked itthan he did He enjoyed the magical elements of the story, and that there were a lot of animals like Charlotte s Web, he said But he thought some parts were sad they were , and sometimes he wished the story moved a little faster I actually thought the pace of the story was perfect And I appreciated how the book dealt with someserious topics like aging, death, birth, and finding contentment and co I read this one with my second grader We both enjoyed it, but I think I liked itthan he did He enjoyed the magical elements of the story, and that there were a lot of animals like Charlotte s Web, he said But he thought some parts were sad they were , and sometimes he wished the story moved a little faster I actually thought the pace of the story was perfect And I appreciated how the book dealt with someserious topics like aging, death, birth, and finding contentment and connection after loss but still had an uplifting ending The friendship between Eric and Allegra was very sweet, too, and one of my favorite things about the book.Overall, I think this is a solid book for a younger reader It s interesting, thoughtful, and optimistic


  9. Danielle Danielle says:

    This was such a sweet story.


  10. Hafsa Sabira Hafsa Sabira says:

    Probably a great book for the 3rd graders.


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The Unicorn in the Barn ❮Reading❯ ➿ The Unicorn in the Barn Author Jacqueline K. Ogburn – Thomashillier.co.uk For years people have claimed to see a mysterious white deer in the woods around Chinaberry Creek It always gets awayOne evening, Eric Harper thinks he spots it But a deer doesn t have a coat that shi For years in the MOBI ô people have claimed to see a mysterious white deer in the woods around Chinaberry Creek It always gets awayOne evening, Eric Harper thinks he spots it But a deer doesn t have a coat that shimmers like a pearl And a deer certainly isn t born with an ivory horn curling from its forehead When Eric discovers the unicorn is hurt and being taken care of by the vet next door and her daughter, Allegra, his life is The Unicorn Kindle - transformedA tender tale of love, loss, and the connections we make, The Unicorn in the Barn shows us that sometimes ordinary life takes extraordinary turns.