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Unicorns? Get Real!: 02/01/15

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Unicorns? Get Real! by Kathryn Lasky is the second in the Camp Princess series. The Unicorn Round-Up is coming to camp but Princess Gundersnap is heartsick on the news that her mother has taken her beloved pony Menschmik to be her next war horse.

Gundersnap is certain that the task will mean her stead's untimely death. So she and her tower mates must find a way to use the events of the Unicorn Round-up to rescue Menschmik. Although Gundersnap doesn't believe in unicorns, the magical tapestry seems to imply that unicorns are going to be part of her future.

So often with a set up like this, the ending would entail a tomboy princess learning to be more feminine to win over the beautiful and magical unicorn. Not here. Though Gundersnap does learn that unicorns are real, she does not stop being herself. The unicorns, rather, embrace her uniqueness instead of expecting her to conform to some crazy feminine ideal.

The third book is called Dragonbusters? Give me a break!. The book is listed as having been published July 2014 but I haven't found any evidence yet that it actually was.

Five stars

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