I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

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A tale of the transformative power of stories, told by British Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and award-winning illustrator Gary Blythe

Eight-year-old Tomas hates reading. He would much rather be clambering around his beloved mountains. But when his mother forces him to visit the library, he can't help but listen to the enchanting tales the librarian spins as she sits on a lifelike wooden unicorn. When war comes to their village, it is Tomas's newfound love of books that helps save the library's holdings from destruction. Set against a backdrop of encroaching war, I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS is an eloquent reminder of the power of storytelling to alter our lives.

About Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning author of more than ninety books and a former British Children's Laureate. He lives in Devon, England. Gary Blythe has illustrated numerous picture books, including THE WHALES' SONG by Dyan Sheldon, which was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in London.
Published October 10, 2006 by Candlewick. 80 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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In a fictional episode inspired by several true ones, people band together to save their library after a sudden attack leaves their small town in flames.

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It was a book her father had given to her, a book salvaged from soldiers seeking to burn all the books in town.

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