An enchanting, exciting fantasy about a real-world girl searching for her sister in a land full of magic and strange creatures, blending the timeless feel of A Wrinkle in Time with Frozen's powerful themes of identity, enchantment, and sisterhood.
Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor . . . until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden.
There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other, the beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret.
A Kids' Indie Next Selection
A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year
An ALA Top Ten First Novel for Youth
Kamilla Benko spent most of her childhood climbing into wardrobes, trying to step through mirrors, and plotting to run away to an art museum. Now, she visits other worlds as a children's book editor. She currently lives in New York with her bookshelves, teapot, and hiking boots. In addition to the Unicorn Quest trilogy, she is the author of the original Frozen novel that bridges the events of Disney's massively successful animated movie and its upcoming sequel.
"Fans of magic and fantasy, especially those who love Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time . . . [or] Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, can’t miss this debut" - Booklist, starred review
"Hand to readers who love Narnia." - School Library Journal
"Rich worldbuilding and high stakes make this a quest worth taking with a protagonist who grows by facing her fears." - Kirkus Reviews
"Enter and be transported to a lush land full of intrigue, danger, and thrilling magic! Benko’s sharp storytelling will keep readers madly flipping the pages in this new, timeless adventure. Spectacular!" - Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, author of The Guardian Herd and Riders of the Realm series
"An adventure-quest brimming with magic and heart. Benko reaches the child in all of us who secretly hopes that a door is never just a door. Mesmerizing." - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author
"The Unicorn Quest draws you into a richly imagined alternate world, keeps you on edge with clever twists and turns, then leaves you breathless as it gallops to its sensational climax!" - Bruce Coville, author of The Unicorn Chronicles series
"Filled with wondrous surprises, fascinating magic, and appealing characters, it hits all the right notes, and I loved every second of it!" - Sarah Beth Durst, author of JOURNEY ACROSS THE HIDDEN LANDS and THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM
"Utterly delightful! Taps into the wonderful childhood fantasy of finding a secret door to another world." - Jessica Day George, New York Times bestselling author
"As dazzling and richly imagined as anything I’ve read in years. The Unicorn Quest promises to be a must-read." - Peter Lerangis, New York Times bestselling author