I read this one in Dutch as that is what the library had. I wanted to try it out before I buy it. I am a bit hesitant about second (or other) books in a series, haven’t always had the best experience with that. I have to say I very much enjoyed reading it and I will definitely be buying the English version soon to put the book with his friend.
In this book we meet all our unicorn families, see the first unicorns, see a new one be born, and read all about that one. Readers of the first book, aka me, already know most facts about the unicorns. But this book is more than just facts, it is all about stories about the unicorns, mostly from the POV of children. There are just two exceptions and I didn’t mind the change in storytelling. One is about an acrobat who has visions and saves the day and his story was written as a number of newspaper articles, the other is about one of the researchers of the society who discovers a party of unicorns and what happens next.
The other stories are all about children who will encounter unicorns and have magical experiences. I loved those stories and would have loved to be one of those children to discover unicorns. I am also delighted that the stories don’t just take place in the past, but also take place in the now. It was a nice variety and I totally got lost in the stories.
The book is, once again, wonderfully illustrated and I just loved the art. I loved how the unicorns were drawn and see magical scenes appear in front of my eyes.
The Dutch translation was pretty OK, though at times it felt like I was reading one of the Thea Stilton fantasy books. 😛
All in all, a book I flew through. Before I knew it I was done. I do hope that we are getting more books from The Magical Unicorn Society because I sure haven’t had enough! I would recommend this book to all.