The unicorn expedition and other stories

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Puffin Books, Jul 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 237 pages
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Professor Shonku Cannot Dismiss Without Proof The Possibility That Unicorns Do Exist Somewhere On Earth. In Fact, Charles Willard, A Fellow Scientist, Claimed To Have Actually Seen Them In Tibet, But, Unfortunately, Died Shortly Afterwards. So, When Shonku Learns That Another Expedition Is Starting Off For Tibet, He Jumps At The Opportunity To Trace Willard'S Route And Find The Unicorns.

Tibet Is Just One Of The Exotic Places Professor Shonku'S Exploits Take Him In This Volume Of Stories. In The Sahara He Comes Face To Face With A Massive Pyramid-Like Structure No One Knew Of Earlier; He Travels Underwater In A Submarine With Two Japanese Scientists To Investigate The Sudden Appearance Of Deadly Red Fish That Have Taken To Eating Humans; In The Caves Of Bolivia He Meets A Primitive Man Who Has Been Painting His Dwelling With Animal Figures And Strange Mathematical Formulae; And On A Peculiar Island Which Has Appeared Out Of Nowhere In The Pacific Ocean Horrific Plants Suck Out All His Learning From His Brain.

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Review: The Unicorn Expedition and Other Stories

User Review  - Ayudh Das - Goodreads

One of the best science fiction collection for young readers. For grown ups, a story told by the pages of professor Shonku's diary is worth a read. In my opinion the unicorn expedition is the best story out of the many in the collection. Read full review

Review: The Unicorn Expedition and Other Stories

User Review  - Tareq Rahman - Goodreads

This collection of short stories (aimed at children) is one of the most inventive (albeit short) pieces of science fiction I have ever come across. Written in the form of a journal, there is a real ... Read full review


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