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Nobody Rides the Unicorn
by Adrian Mitchell 440/279 illustrated by Stephen Lambert
first published 1999
Folk and Fairy Tales for ages 4 to 7 published by Doubleday
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £8.49, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
8/10 You are working hard. Well done.
What's it about?
One little girls search for a unicorn and the danger she leads them both into.
What happens?
The King of Joppardy is afraid that someone is trying to hurt him. His cunning advisor tells him that the horn of a unicorn can be used to protect him against poison. They need to find a quiet, gentle girl who will sing to the unicorn and make it come to her. Zoë is such a girl, so quiet in fact that she is considered a nobody. She does as they ask but when she realises why they really want the unicorn she knows she must place herself in terrible danger to save the beautiful creature.
Is it easy to read?
Growing readers will find this a nice story to read to themselves or share with an adult.
Anything else?
A tender, magical tale of the powers of the unicorn and the courage of those no-one cares about. This poetic story is beautifully illustrated. The story and pictures together have created a very special story for young readers to treasure.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
The story of a little girl who uses all her quiet strength to rescue a trapped unicorn.
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