The Truth About Unicorns

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HarperCollins, Apr 4, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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"Ranging from ancient Greece and China to medieval Europe, and from Hindu myth and the Bible to contemporary greeting cards, Giblin traces the history of the belief about the fabulous unicorn and its enduring hold on the human imagination. His perspective is multicultural, his research scholarly, and his style casual and open with vivid examples in story and pictures."—BL.

Notable Children's Books of 1991 (ALA)
Best Books of 1991 (SLJ)
100 Books for Reading and Sharing (NY Public Library)
Children's Books of 1991 (Library of Congress)

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This was one of those beautiful books that I came across and fell in love with. There is history, there is fable and fantasy all combined in a book that is light enough to read while educational to an ... Read full review

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This was one of those beautiful books that I came across and fell in love with. There is history, there is fable and fantasy all combined in a book that is light enough to read while educational to an ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

James Cross Giblin is the author of eighteen books for young readers, many of which have received awards and honors. Twelve of his titles, most recently Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero and When Plague Strikes: The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS have been named Notable Children's Books by the American Library Association. In 1996 he received the Washington Post--Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for his body of work. Mr. Giblin lives in New York City.

James Cross Giblin’s works of nonfiction include The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone: Key to Ancient Egypt and Let There Be Light: A Book About Windows, both ALA Notable Children’s Books. He lives in New York, NY.

Michael McDermott lives in Stewartstown, PA.

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