The last unicorn

by Beagle, Peter S.,

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Presents a graphic novel adaptation of the famous novel, in which a unicorn, alone in an enchanted wood, discovers she might be the last of her kind and sets out on a journey to find others like her.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Beagle originally published what has become his hallmark novel of a unicorn questing to find out what happened to the rest of her kind more than 40 years ago. In this full-color graphic-novel adaptation, the characters and moods of the story are beautifully maintained: the unicorn herself sheds a pink glow, while Schmendrick the magician provides the balance of gravity. Although female characters here sport a superabundance of curly locks, their faces, like those of the male characters, are fluid and expressive of a wide range of emotions. Panel sizes vary to fit the scope of the scene, with full pages given over to the tale's most dramatic moments. A package that is both complimentary and complementary of its origins, this version will attract both those who already know the original story and readers who have yet to discover it. An interview with Beagle concludes the volume.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "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. Set in a fully realized but slightly tongue-in-cheek fantasy world that has inspired everything from The Princess Bride to Stardust, Beagle's story is a romantic fable about a regal unicorn who leaves the forest she has protected since time immemorial to find more of her kin. After a short spell of imprisonment by a witch's traveling circus, she journeys onward with an accident-prone magician, hoping to find the answer to her quest in the land of a coldhearted king and a monstrously fearsome red bull. Along the way, the unicorn and her good-hearted but hapless companion have many encounters, including one with a Robin Hood-esque group of bandits who seem dropped in from a Monty Python skit. Beagle's sumptuously descriptive writing, adapted ably by Gillis, casts a spell throughout, while De Liz's glowing, painterly artwork meshes perfectly with the haunting otherworldly beauty of the story. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Unicorns Comic books, strips, etc
Magic Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoons and comics
Comic and Graphic Books
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher IDW Publishing
Other Titles Last unicorn.
Contributors De Liz, Renae, artist.
Gillis, Peter B., editor.
Beagle, Peter S. Last unicorn.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Read
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781600108518
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