A while ago, I noticed my unicorn book collection was almost nonexistent, and I decided to start restocking with the unicorn books I wanted to read the most. I just had to get my copy of Selwyn E. Phipps’ book The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook.
When the Magical Unicorn Society book arrived in my mailbox, and I opened the package, I got instantly excited about the colorful cover and pages. Today, I´m going to review this handbook, so you will have a better idea of what to expect, and whether it´s a book you would like to have in your home library.
We are going to start with an introduction to the Magical Unicorn Society. Next, we will introduce the book. What kind of things about unicorns do you learn from this book? Who is the book recommended for? Is it recommended?
What Is Magical Unicorn Society?
Have you heard of the Magical Unicorn Society before? If not, you´re not the only one. This society has been very secretive and mysterious for centuries, up until recently. The Magical Unicorn Society was founded in 1577. They are dedicated to finding information on unicorns and protecting them. They have branches around the world. This is what I learned from The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook.
Okay, let´s admit it; you shouldn’t take this “information” quite literally. In the “About the author” section of the book, the author Selwyn E. Phipps tells about his mother, who was an explorer traveling around the world to study unicorns. Sounds like we can assume the colorful history of Magical Unicorn Society is fictional, as well as the background of the author.
However, Magical Unicorn Society does have a website. In the handbook, you also learn how to join the Magical Unicorn Society. You need to solve a unicorn riddle and memorize an oath. If you want to become a Gold Member, you need to write your thoughts and draw a sketch about what you think the undiscovered eighth unicorn species might look like.
What Is the Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook?
Obviously, The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook is a fictitious handbook for entertainment. You learn about different unicorn species, unicorn food, unicorn history, and where in the world to find unicorns.
The book has stories and mythology about unicorns around the world. These stories are different from the common unicorn mythology, but who can tell which mythology is right? You learn, for example, the myth of the first two unicorns in the world; Gold and Silver Unicorn. I think their story is quite beautiful.
A Comprehensive and Entertaining Unicorn Book with Beautiful Illustrations
The best thing about The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook is the adorable illustrations made by Harry and Zanna Goldhawk and Helen Dardik. The illustrations make the book very comprehensive; there are drawings of the different food plants unicorns eat, for example, and a world map to see where in the world the different unicorn species live.
According to the Magical Unicorn Society book, there are seven known species of unicorns: Woodland Flowers, Desert Flames, Ice Wanderers, Storm Chasers, Shadow Nights, Water Moons, and Mountain Jewels.
There is a test in the book to find out, which of the seven unicorn species is your guardian unicorn. I got Desert Flame! As the name suggests, Desert Flames live in deserts in North Africa, Australia, and South West USA.
Who Is the Book Recommended for?
Who should buy The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook, then? While this book is called a “handbook”, it´s not really an official unicorn guidebook about the common unicorn mythology. The writer of this book has kind of made up his own unicorn mythology, so this is a fictitious book.
This is not to say the book isn´t entertaining; it is very entertaining and enjoyable! The point is, though, if you´re looking for an “official” guidebook about unicorn mythology you can refer to, this book might not be what you´re looking for.
The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook is suitable for unicorn fans of all ages, thanks to the beautiful and detailed illustrations. This book is very enjoyable for adults because there is a lot to read. For small children, the book is probably too detailed and long to read like a storybook, but I´m sure even younger children would enjoy the cute illustrations. School children might be old enough to enjoy the stories as well.
The Magical Unicorn Society Book – A Beautiful and Whimsical Unicorn Book
The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook is a fictional handbook published by Magical Unicorn Society, a semi-fictional unicorn society in the United Kingdom. They have a website, but their history seems fictional.
In the Magical Unicorn Society book itself, you learn about different unicorn species, unicorn myths, unicorn food, unicorn history, and so on. The unicorn myths in the book are one of a kind; they are different from the common unicorn myths, but they are intriguing stories.
You should be aware, though, that The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook is more like a storybook than a guidebook about common unicorn myths.
The illustrations in this book are absolutely adorable, and they make this unicorn book a children’s favorite for sure. Even unicorn-loving adults will find the illustrations very charming. The book is long and detailed enough to catch the interest of adult readers as well.
Have you read The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook? Would you like to read it? Please let me know in the comment section below! Feel free to share tips on other great unicorn books as well, if you know any good ones.