The Last Unicorn

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IDW, 2011 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 167 pages
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  • Whimsical. Lyrical. Poignant. Adapted for the first time from the acclaimedand beloved novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for anyage about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. Theunicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of herkind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns,even if it means facing the terrifying anger of the Red Bull and malignant evilof the king who wields his power.
  • Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and lushly illustrated by Renae De Liz and RayDillon.

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User Review  - flamingrosedrakon - LibraryThing

Definitely quite interesting but surely still not the book at all. For "The Last Unicorn" fans I suggest adding the book to your library for the artwork in some instances reflect that of the movie for ... Read full review

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User Review  - LouisVillains - LibraryThing

While I absolutely loved the artwork, I found both the plot and dialog of the book to be incredibly confusing. I am wondering if people who have read the book or seen the movie might be able to make better sense out of what is actually going on. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Peter S. Beagle was born in Manhattan in April of 1939. During his senior year of high school, Beagle entered a poem and a short story in the 1955 Scholastic Writing Awards Contest, not knowing that the Grand Prize was a college education. He won that prize and went on to spend four years at the University of Pittsburgh after graduating from high school in 1955. In his sophomore year at the University of Pittsburgh, Beagle entered another contest, winning first place again in Seventeen Magazine's Short Story Contest. At the age of 19, he published "A Fine and Private Place." Beagle graduated college with a degree in Creative Writing and a Spanish minor and then spent a year overseas. When he returned, his new-found agent had enrolled him in a writing workshop at Stanford. After his first few published stories, Beagle supported himself and his family as a freelancer for many years. In the 70's he began to write screenplays, as well as take up the hobby of singing folk songs at a local club. Beagle has published music as well as books, both his passions, and both lucrative. Beagle gives lectures and readings at universities, and also hosts writing workshops at schools such as the University of Washington and Clarion West. His works have been translated into 15 languages. Beagle has also written a script for Star Trek: The Next Generation and the screenplay for the animated feature version of The Lord of the Rings. In 1987, Beagle's "The Last Unicorn" was proclaimed the Number 5 All Time Fantasy Novel. That same year, "The Innkeeper's Song" won the Mythopoetic Fantasy Award. In 1997, "The Unicorn Sonata" won the Locus Poll Award for Best Novella, and in 1998, "Giant Bones" won the same award as well as being nominated for the 1998 World Fantasy Award.

PETER S. BEAGLE is one of the world's best-loved fantasy authors. His works include the novels "A Fine and Private Place" and "The Folk of the Air", as well as nonfiction books and the screenplay for the animated film version of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit". He lives in Davis, California.

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