****Nobody Rides the Unicorn
by Adrian Mitchell
illustrated by Stephen Lambert
Reviewed April 24, 2002.
Arthur A. Levine Books, 1999. 32 pages.
Available at Sembach Library. (E MIT)
This is a sweet book, with beautiful pictures. When a wicked
and fearful king wants to catch a unicorn, he gets the help of a quiet
and gentle beggar girl named Zoe. When Zoe learns that they intend
to kill the unicorn for his horn, she sets him free. Of course, the
king is very angry with Zoe and banishes her from the kingdom, declaring
her to be nobody. This works out perfectly, because Zoe is able to
find the unicorn, and “Nobody rides the unicorn.”
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund. All
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