The Basque Dragon

GIDWITZ, Adam & . 192p. (The Unicorn Rescue Society: Bk. 2). Dutton. Jul. 2018. Tr $14.99. ISBN 9780735231733.
Gr 4–6-In his follow up to The Creature of the Pines, Gidwitz rejoins the story of Elliott and Uchenna, whose previous adventures granted them full membership in the Unicorn Rescue Society. When they return home from the events of the first book, a mysterious package awaits them on the porch. The contents of the box, a book titled The Basque Country, are the beginnings of a brand-new adventure on the other side of the globe. Once they arrive in Spain's Basque Country, after a questionably feasible transatlantic voyage, the trio (including peculiar teacher Professor Fauna) encounter a familiar adversary the villainous Schmoke brothers. Elliott and Uchenna are tasked by Basque Unicorn Society member Mixtel Mendizabal with rescuing a herensuge (the Basque word for dragon) that's been kidnapped. Adventure awaits in a fun, if somewhat predictable, tale.
VERDICT Fans of the first book will enjoy the continued adventures of Elliott and Uchenna. A fun series for strong chapter book readers who love whimsical adventure tales.-Wayne R. Cherry Jr., St. Pius X High School, Houston

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