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The Legend of the First Unicorn

Lari Don
Natasa Ilincic

£7.99

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Range: Traditional Scottish Tales Paperback 36 pages colour illustrations 294 x 219 mm ISBN: 9781782506270 Publication date: 20th February 2020
Genre: Traditional stories Theme: Scottish Folklore Ideal for ages: 4, 5, 6 and 7

Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Scotland, a young prince lost his smile.

No one could help Prince Donald find his smile until his friend Hana, the magician’s granddaughter, had an idea. Using her grandfather’s magic, she created a majestic creature with the body of a horse and the horn of a gazelle, and called him ‘a unicorn’.

As Hana and Donald play and chase the unicorn through the forest, it seems that this magical animal might hold the key to the prince’s smile. But what is that fierce beast lurking in the trees?

The unicorn, magical and strong, is Scotland’s national animal and heraldic symbol. Inspired by local folklore, renowned author Lari Don weaves an enchanting origin tale of the first unicorn, which is brought to life by Natasa Ilincic’s rich illustrations.

Legend of the First Unicorn

Author

Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of more than 20 children’s books for all ages from picture books and…

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Illustrator

Natasa Ilincic is a designer and illustrator originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina and now living and working in Edinburgh. She is particularly inspired by magic and folklore. The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster is her first picture book.

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