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The Resource Bella's birthday unicorn, by Jessica Burkhart ; illustrated by Victoria Ying

Bella's birthday unicorn, by Jessica Burkhart ; illustrated by Victoria Ying

Label
Bella's birthday unicorn
Title
Bella's birthday unicorn
Statement of responsibility
by Jessica Burkhart ; illustrated by Victoria Ying
Title variation
Bellas birthday unicorn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the magical Crystal Kingdom, being eight years old is a big deal for a royal prince or princess--it's the birthday where you get a unicorn, who becomes your friend and guardian for life. But it looks like Princess Bella's birthday might not be so sweet. Her BFFs are fighting, her parents seem to be hiding something, and Bella is worried she won't get matched with a unicorn of her very own. Will Bella's eighth birthday be a sparkling success? Or will it end up being memorable for all the wrong reasons?"--Book jacket
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Review
The author of the Canterwood Crest series switches from horses to magical unicorns in this chapter-book series opener.Princess Bella lives in the Crystal Kingdom, where magic, unicorns and royalty coexist with intercoms and photography. As a royal, Bellaâ€TMs eighth birthday is important—her aura will become visible, and she will get her own unicorn. Three birthday storylines ebb and flow: Bellaâ€TMs commoner best friends feel left out by the royal traditions; Bella periodically worries that no unicorn will Pair with her at the unicorn ceremony; and a mysterious woman with an evil, red aura and her own bad unicorns is rumored to live on the edge of town. While the book respects Bellaâ€TMs friendsâ€TM feelings with regard to privilege, the plotline is simply resolved—at first only royals are allowed in the special birthday parade, and then thatâ€TMs changed so her commoner friends can attend. Rather like the evil fairy in “Sleeping Beauty,” the mysterious woman arrives, uninvited, to trigger exposition and then leaves. The unicorn ceremony also passes without tension or surprise. The plotting is borderline adequate and doesnâ€TMt sparkle nearly as brightly as the descriptions of delicious meals, jewelry, unicorns and, most fulsome, dresses. Easy-to-read, descriptive prose is augmented by friendly illustrations.For very girly princesses-at-heart. (Fantasy. 6-9)(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10318701
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burkhart, Jessica
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 006-009
  • 730L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
Reading level
4.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ying, Victoria
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Unicorn magic
Series volume
bk. 1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birthdays
  • Unicorns
  • Friendship
  • Birthdays
  • Unicorns
  • Friendship
Target audience
primary
Label
Bella's birthday unicorn, by Jessica Burkhart ; illustrated by Victoria Ying
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes excerpt from Where's Glimmer?
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032093
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Aladdin hardcover edition.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781481411059
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014936193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481411059
  • (OCoLC)860755591
Label
Bella's birthday unicorn, by Jessica Burkhart ; illustrated by Victoria Ying
Publication
Note
Includes excerpt from Where's Glimmer?
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032093
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Aladdin hardcover edition.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781481411059
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014936193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481411059
  • (OCoLC)860755591

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