Reader Reviewed Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords by Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords

Written by Laura Ellen Anderson
Illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson
Part of the The Amelia Fang Series Series

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March 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: gothic fun and games with gorgeous cast of characters

There’s a wonderfully eccentric Addams-family-esque cast of characters in Laura Ellen Anderson’s gorgeous new series, the special friendship between them giving these little stories real oomph. In this episode little vampire Amelia heads out of Nocturnia into the very different world of the Kingdom of Light. She’s accompanied by friends Florence the Yeti, Grimaldi and Squashy, her pet pumpkin, as well as Tangine – the plan is to find his missing mother, Fairyweather, who disappeared when Tangine was just a baby. An unfortunate altercation with a grumpy wishing well means that the grown up in the party is quickly transformed into a bee, so the little group are on their own. The stories are told with real style and humour; the illustrations, also by Laura Ellen Anderson, are equally delightful and this is a great new series. ~ Andrea Reece

A series to recommend to fans of the Witch Wars or Isadora Moon books.

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Edith and Emily, age 5 and 7 - 'Lovely funny book. Right combination of farts and glitter to appeal to kids...I thought it was beautifully presented with purple edged paper and shiny purple on the front cover. We all loved the very Tim Burtonesque illustrations.'    
  • Sam and Jack Radford, age 5 and 7 - 'Magic, fun and adventures - a really good read! We thought it was great fun and would like to read more about Amelia.'
  • Aggie Daniels, age 7 - 'FIVE STARS from me. I loved this book.'
  • James McNichol, age 8 - 'It is an adventure story about vampires, unicorns and angel-kittens.'
  • Isabella, age 10 - 'I think Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords is a good book. It was a really fun and exciting book.'
  • Ellen, age 8 - 'This book was good and enjoyable to read. I am not a big fan of unicorns but this did not stop me from giving it a go!'
  • Rosie Watch - 'A complicated mix of characters and plot set within a world of good and evil, light and darkness.'
  • Eve Year 7, Thorp Academy - 'I would completely recommend this book as it is an exciting page turner and so well illustrated. I would give this book 5/5 stars and have recommended it to my friends already.'

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Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords by Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang is the biggest hearted vampiress you'll ever meet. In this adventure, she and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL HER BEAST), Grimaldi the Death and Prince Tangine (reformed spoiled sprout), along with her pet pumpkin Squashy, must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light to try to find Tangine's missing mother, Queen Fairyweather. But with unicorns, fairies and angel-kittens lurking around every corner, who can they trust? And will they finally uncover the real villain keeping the kingdoms of Light and Dark as mortal enemies?

Join Amelia on her latest adventure. She won't bite!

Have you read Amelia's first adventure, Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball? When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters. Here's a trailer:

About the Author

Laura Ellen Anderson has illustrated many picture books, including CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell's Snowflakes and many others. She is also the creative tour de force behind Evil Emperor Penguin, and is the illustrator of Bloomsbury's very own Witch Wars series, which has sold over 30,000 copies. Laura has also worked for Scholastic, Penguin Random House and Orchard Books. I Don't Want Curly Hair is her first written and illustrated book with Bloomsbury. Laura lives in London.

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Book Info


240 pages
Interest Age: From 7 to 10 years


Laura Ellen Anderson
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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

8th March 2018




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