Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011
Is there no rest for the travel worn and weary? Not if you’re Nathaniel Fludd, the world’s youngest beastologist-in-training! All Nate really wants is to track down his missing parents, but when a unicorn falls mysteriously ill, Nate’s Aunt Phil makes it clear where a beastologist’s duty lies: to the beasts.
And if taking care of the world’s beasts isn’t difficult enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must also keep them safe from the villainous Obediah Fludd, who intends to do them harm. With all this taking up every last bit of his energy and time, will Nate ever find the parents he is so absolutely convinced are alive?
It still feels like there should be another book after this one. There were a few loose ends that I’m interested in finding out the answers to. Obediah is nasty! What a great villain. Also, this book featured unicorns. I never read many books or saw many movies about unicorns, so I found that interesting. I hope we get a fifth book!