By reaching the age of 13, each child gets closer to a common dream: that of riding their own unicorn!
The children are sent to the island, to the gates of a unicorn egg hatchery. If a child hatches an egg, they are assigned a unicorn and they also become identified with one of the four elements. This year is when Skandar Smith will have his unicorn. At least, that's what he wants with all his heart...
The first part of a trilogy, Skandar and the Flight of the Unicorn is also the first novel by British author A.F. Steadman. We guess that she made her classes by devouring the novels of the Harry Potter saga! It is not for nothing that this literary adventure is presented, from the outset, as being that of a new hero of a magical universe, even a 2022 version of the wizard of Hogwarts.
However, despite these many similarities between the two magical universes, Skandar manages to make its own way...or its own flight into the hearts of readers!
By plunging their nose into this fantastic work, the reader must be prepared to change their vision of a unicorn forever. The unicorns of the Skandar universe are not cute and docile, like the famous white horse of the valiant knight of classic fairy tales. They are fierce, bloodthirsty, powerful and deadly.
Action, twists and magic
However, unicorns are linked, from their hatching, to their rider and their rider and they will do everything to protect this person. It's interesting to see the bond Skandar develops with his unicorn. As a reader, you quickly become attached to it.
Skandar and the Flight of the Unicorn is a story full of action and magic, where the themes of self-confidence, friendship and fulfillment are put forward, as well as family values. .. and surprising family secrets.
Harry Potter fans or not, many readers will be charmed and want to fly to this magical island!
Confessions of a cheerleader T.1: The selection camp
Cheerleading is not a hobby, it's a way of life. This is Rosie's philosophy of life. Passionate about cheerleading, she managed to convince her parents to send her to school where there is one of the most famous cheerleading troops in the country. Rosie has spent the summer training for selection camp, but will that be enough to secure one of the 32 spots on the team? A fun and dynamic new series. The author, a former cheerleader, quickly manages to hook the reader. Little cool bonus: the illustrations of the cheerleading figures that accompany the story.
Summer is a great season for telling horror stories, between two marshmallows roasted over a campfire! The highly entertaining Black Collection is back with two new additions, including Quincaillerie Miville. On the evening of October 31, Alexis and his cousins have a program of movies and horror stories. Then, rather than going there with a "classic" session of the Ouija game, they decide to dial the old phone number of a hardware store which, according to legend, is haunted by its owner, a murderer... The ghost of Miville answer? Will the children make it out alive? Once again, the Black Collection does not disappoint!
The War of the Desks
Immerse yourself in the universe of Star Wars, school version! Michèle has the best fourth year primary school teacher. His whole class agrees on that! A fan of Star Wars, Mr. Olivier has transformed his students into real Jedi and his lightsaber fights at recess are super popular. Then, Mr. Olivier has to be absent from school and a whirlwind of substitutes awaits his students. Tired, Michèle and her comrades organize a great rebellion, even going so far as to make a barricade with their desks! A touching and funny story that tackles in an original and brilliant way the instability that sometimes reigns in schools.
Cool Girls – Puberty in confidence mode
Two female doctors who have carried out sex education missions unite to present this book on puberty. A guide for preteens and teens – and why not their parents – this book covers many topics and, importantly, without taboos. Breasts, periods, sweating, sexual orientation, consent, masturbation, eating disorders; this guide has a mission: to take the complexity out of puberty so that you no longer “suffer” it, but rather tame it. Note, however: since this is a translation, the resources mentioned at the very end are European organizations.