Article Title

The Unicorn in the Barn


Olivia Noli


Outstanding, Intermediate, Jacqueline K. Ogburn, Rebecca Green, Magic, Unicorn, Growing Up, Death, Animals

Document Type

Book Review


After discovering a unicorn and following it to a vet's barn, Eric is hired by Dr. B to help take care of the unicorn and help with the clinic. Eric takes the job eager to help out with the unicorn, despite disliking Dr. B's daughter, Allegra. The job is harder than he expects, but the joy of the unicorn makes it worthwhile. Eric also has to deal with his grandmother's failing health and hopes the unicorn can help her get better. The plot generally follows his daily life after school at the vet and the weekend trips to see his grandmother. The climax of the story is the death of his grandmother and the birth of twin unicorns.