The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis, Renae De Liz & Ray Dillon

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Whimsical. Lyrical. Poignant. Adapted for the first time from the acclaimed and beloved novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns. Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and lushly illustrated by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon.
 

About Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis, Renae De Liz & Ray Dillon

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Peter S. Beagle was born in 1939 and is acknowledged as America's greatest living fantasy author. He is also a gifted poet, lyricist, and singer/songwriter. Author contact: facebook.com/petersbeagle
 
Published March 1, 2012 by IDW Publishing. 152 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Horror, History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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This book, whimsical, evocative, tantalizing, darts from low comedy to high fantasy quicker than a hummingbird's tongue and is about as original as they come.

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Publishers Weekly

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Since it was first published in 1968, Beagle’s beloved fantasy novel has been made into a stage play and a film—and now this gorgeous, emotive graphic novel adaptation.

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Publishers Weekly

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This fragment is Beagle's first, unsuccessful attempt at writing what became his classic fantasy, The Last Unicorn (1968), though even his failures are marvels of wry humor and brilliant prose styling.

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AV Club

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The film is episodic in the best fantasy tradition, tracking the unicorn and a magician as they encounter eccentric characters and dangerous villains, while traveling to meet a king rumored to have herded all the remaining unicorns into the sea with the aid of a fiery Red Bull.

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Open Letters Monthly

Peter Beagle’s The Last Unicorn (newly repackaged by Roc Trade in honor of its 40th anniversary) has the requisite props of a standard fairy tale – a wizard, an evil king, a beautiful princess and a crumbling castle – but like every good tale it is about more.

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City Book Review

Unskilled artists might have given in to the temptation of overwhelming the unicorn with sparkles and rainbows, but Renae de Liz and Ray Dillion both handle the situation with restraint and subtlety.

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Monsters and Critics

In this whimsical, animated film, a lone unicorn seeks out others like herself through a mystical land of talking cats and spellbinding magicians.

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Time Out New York

Rather groovy little fable, based on Peter Beagle's fantasy about a unicorn's search for company (there are no singles bars in fairy-tales), that overcomes the Disney influence with some acid characterisation of the baddies (in particular Mommy Fortuna, a warty witch, and the mythical Harpy, whom...

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Seized by the Tale

The Unicorn Sonata is a pleasant, though not exceptional, story about a girl named Joey who stumbles from modern Los Angeles into a far wilder world: the land of Shei'rah.

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Graphic Novel Reporter

There is only one unicorn left in the world, and she leaves her comfortable forest in order to find the others.

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