A missing sister. A secret fireplace. A dangerous world of magic and adventure.
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.
The Unicorn Quest
A Spring IndieNext Pick
A Mighty Girl's Book of the Year
An ALA Booklist Top Ten First Novels for Youth
A Book Expo America Middle Grade Buzz Pick
Booklist, starred review
Fans of magic and fantasy, especially those who love Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time or the darker, creepy atmosphere in Neil Gaiman's Coraline, can't miss this debut.
Benko reaches the child in all of us who secretly longs that a door is never just a door.
School Library Journal
Hand to readers who love Narnia.
Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Be transported to a lush land full of intrigue, danger, and thrilling magic! Will keep readers madly flipping the pages of this new, timeless adventure. Spectacular!