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The Last Unicorn (Graphic Novel) [NOOK Book]

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Whimsical. Lyrical. Poignant. Adapted for the first time from the acclaimed and beloved novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns. Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and lushly illustrated by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon.
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Overview

Whimsical. Lyrical. Poignant. Adapted for the first time from the acclaimed and beloved novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns. Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and lushly illustrated by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up—A beloved story is now a graphic novel in this excellent adaptation. A unicorn leaves her forest home to find out if she is the last of her kind, befriending Schmendrick, a hapless magician, and Molly Grue, a bandit leader's runaway wife. These are vivid and lovable characters, and the story is filled with action, romance, and humor. Much of the original novel's lyrical language has been included, and readers will be eager to find out if the unicorn will give up her quest for love, or if any of Schmendrick's spells will ever turn out right. The legendary creature resembles the one in the film, but De Liz's artistic vision is original. This unicorn shimmers and glows, her mane framing her face with Art Nouveau-style tendrils. The illustrations are graceful and detailed, and inked in warm, glowing colors. This is a worthy successor to the classic novel and film.—Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
Library Journal
Beagle's odd fable has collected millions of fans since its 1968 publication and is considered a fantasy classic. Fearing that she's the last of her kind, a unicorn—accompanied by an incompetent magician and the former girlfriend of a cowardly outlaw—journeys to free the other unicorns from evil King Haggard. It's a mashup of quest tales, heroic and otherwise, about seeking family (the Unicorn), love (Haggard's son, Prince Lir), power (Haggard), competence (Schmendrick the magician), and adventure (Molly). Yet beyond archetypes, the engaging characters carry the narrative, which becomes a quasi-Rorschach for readers to find in it what they will. Gillis and De Liz's adaptation succeeds with overall visual loveliness and striking design and coloring, although some details don't quite fit. The Unicorn, for example, seems too My Little Pony about the head, while her human persona, Amalthea, looks childishly dim-witted. But De Liz shines with the ornamentally grotesque Mommy Fortuna and her harpy. VERDICT Many fans of the story should enjoy this comics version, and new readers will find it an easygoing and beautiful read. Recommended for tweens and up.—M.C.
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up—A beloved story is now a graphic novel in this excellent adaptation. A unicorn leaves her forest home to find out if she is the last of her kind, befriending Schmendrick, a hapless magician, and Molly Grue, a bandit leader's runaway wife. These are vivid and lovable characters, and the story is filled with action, romance, and humor. Much of the original novel's lyrical language has been included, and readers will be eager to find out if the unicorn will give up her quest for love, or if any of Schmendrick's spells will ever turn out right. The legendary creature resembles the one in the film, but De Liz's artistic vision is original. This unicorn shimmers and glows, her mane framing her face with Art Nouveau-style tendrils. The illustrations are graceful and detailed, and inked in warm, glowing colors. This is a worthy successor to the classic novel and film.—Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000962091
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • Series: The Last Unicorn
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 83,307
  • File size: 55 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter S. Beagle
Peter S. Beagle is acknowledged as one of America's greatest living fantasy authors, thanks to classic works such as A Fine and Private Place, The Last Unicorn, Tamsin, Giant Bones, and The Innkeeper's Song.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 26, 2011

    BUYER BEWARE

    This "ebook" is a comic book, not the novel. While the it's still a great story, it was not what I thought I was purchasing.

    13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Love it!!

    It was just what I was looking for. Apparently, the novel was written in 1968 which probably means a different form of writing than I am used to. But!! Luckily there was this novel which goes great with the MOVIE! But the art work is ten times more beautiful in the graphic novel. Well worth the money!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    A gorgeous, faithful adaptation.

    My first experience with The Last Unicorn was the animated movie when I was little. It is one of my favorite movies, and stories, of all time. The story itself is an absorbing, magical tale that leaves you daydeaming and wondering. The art of this graphic novel shows hints of the movie but has a flair of all its own. It is pretty and whimsical; only befitting for the Unicorn herself.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Wonderful!

    Breath taking and beautiful...and so much more! Great for all readers :) Long live the unicorn, even if it's just in books or in our dreams.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    AMAZING CLASSIC BROUGHT TO LIFE GRAPHICALLY!!!

    I lovedthis movie as a child and the book as a teen. Now that it is available as a graphic novel, it is like having the best of the two. Highly recommend as it is sure to appeal to any age group.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2012

    I would prefer to buy the actual hardcover, but the graphic nove

    I would prefer to buy the actual hardcover, but the graphic novel is beautifully illustrated. I met Renae de Liz at a convention and she is such a sweetheart, I really love the way she illustrates, where it is very reminiscent of the movie style yet you can see a reflection of her own style as well. It is not an illustrated version of the movie, but takes parts from the original story and illustrates it. As an adaptation, I feel like she really suceeded in bringing this to life, it's not exactly by the book nor the movie, but it is manages to stand as a companion to both book and movie. I'm hoping to see her again so I can get her to sign my hardcover copy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    !

    Beautifully done!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Goob book

    This book is good for youngsters

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Absolutely Beautiful Illustrations of a Beautiful Story.

    The Last Unicorn has always been one of my favorite stories. I was looking for a way to share it with my daughter who is an emerging reader, and this graphic novel is perfect! The pictures are just as gorgeous as the animated film, and the story is absolute fantasy perfection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    X

    Sooooooo cute and I love the movie!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Beautiful!

    Loved the original book, so this was an extra treat. Beautiful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    Is it available as a book? and not as a nook book?

    Is it available as a book? and not as a nook book?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Good book

    I thought it was a good book but some times i thought tsome of the pages were missing

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Dfghy

    I gott the movie!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    awesome

    this movie is epic and awesome i hope the book is great to

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Disappointed?

    The art was less beautiful thank anticipated. Looks amateur in every way... including organization and flow. I love the book and movie.... but i eould habe exoected better. Perhaps he just wanted more money. Not worth the 8.79 in my opinion.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    OMG

    I didnt read it but when I first saw this I stopped. I have a movie titled The Last Unicorn. The description matches the movie but I want to know if it is!!!!!!

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 4, 2011

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