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The Midnight Unicorn
     

The Midnight Unicorn

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by Neil Reed
 

A little girl who loves unicorns. A beloved statue that comes to life. An unforgettable and exhilarating journey. With its combination of magical story, stunningly realistic art, and shimmering spot-lamination throughout, this lovely picture book will enchant children again and again.

Children will feel their imagination take flight along with the title

Overview

A little girl who loves unicorns. A beloved statue that comes to life. An unforgettable and exhilarating journey. With its combination of magical story, stunningly realistic art, and shimmering spot-lamination throughout, this lovely picture book will enchant children again and again.

Children will feel their imagination take flight along with the title character as they enjoy Neil Reed's captivating tale of a very special midnight ride.
More than anything, Millie loves the statue of the unicorn at her park. Its closed eyes, gentle mouth, and kind smile always make her happy. Then, one day, as she presses her hands against the statue's neck, she feels a shiver run through the stone: marble has become flesh and the unicorn has come alive. And riding on his back, Millie soars up, up, up, into the sky, over forest and lakes, through storms and lighting, to the land where unicorns still play….
With images so realistic they almost seem photographed, and spot-lamination that makes the stars-and lots more on the page-shine, this beautiful story will become a perennial favorite.

Neil Reed has been illustrating books for nineteen years. His illustrations for Unicorn Dreams, by Dyan Sheldon, were praised by School Library Journal as “captivating….Reed's unicorn…will win the hearts of romantics of all ages.” Of his illustrations for Shirley Isherwood’s Something for James, Publishers Weekly raved, “Reed's radiant watercolors set off the tale like a Tiffany setting displays a gem…the cozy world that the warmly lit artwork portrays is one that readers will eagerly enter time and again.” When Neil Reed is not illustrating books for young readers, he can be found surfing with his children at beaches near their home in Cornwall, England.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kara Byrne
This oversized picture book provides room for the imagination to fly across the wide pages with Neil Reed's breathtaking illustrations. With a basic storyline, the author introduces Millie and her affection for a particular unicorn statue in a local park; then, the illustrations whisk readers along with Millie for an amazing, memorable ride. Millie's unicorn takes her sailing high in the sky, soaring out across the desert, splashing along beside the ocean, and sliding down on a rainbow to an island sanctuary for unicorns. Each varying scene showcases Neil Reed's brilliant realistic drawings. Upon awakening in the grass at the park, Millie tries to convince her father of her adventure. The truth of the human expressions throughout the story is ideally authentic. Neil Reed has created a perfectly beautiful bedtime treasure for parents and children to share.
School Library Journal

K-Gr 2
Millie loves unicorns: she makes clay figures of the creatures and frequently visits a statue of one in the park. On one such trip with her father and Casper, the family dog, the statue comes alive. With Casper at their side, Millie and her new friend fly through a rainstorm, to snow on a mountaintop, to a warm desert, and into ocean breakers. The trio land on a rainbow that leads them to a herd of unicorns on a beach, where they fall asleep. This oversize watercolor fantasy will charm young unicorn lovers. Spot lamination is used to make the artwork shine. Those who enjoyed B. G. Hennessy's Claire and the Unicorn Happy Ever After (S & S, 2006) will want to see this one, too.
—Marilyn AckermanCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402732188
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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The Midnight Unicorn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story! The imagination of any child is such a great thing and this book details that. The texture of the artwork is amazing and my children just can't get enough!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! You will go horn over hooves for this!