Nobody Rides the Unicorn by Adrian Mitchell

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Zoe is a nobody - a poor orphan with nothing of her own but a golden singing voice. When a greedy king exploits her voice to capture a unicorn, Zoe rebels and helps the unicorn escape. Then her faith and courage lead her to the land of the unicorns, a place of happiness where at last she is somebody indeed.
 

About Adrian Mitchell

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Mitchell writes plays, poems, and stories for children and adults.
 
Published April 1, 2000 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Impressionistic artwork creates a dreamy, surreal backdrop for this story of an orphan girl who beguiles a unicorn. The king of Joppardy learns from Doctor Slythe that he must obtain the horn of a uni

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Though Mitchell's (Maudie and the Green Children) prose is pedestrian in places, particularly Zoe's song to the unicorn (""His mind is peaceful as the grass./ He is the loveliest one of all/ And he lives behind the waterfall""), it also contains flashes of pure poetry (""The air was torn by trump...

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