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by Peabody, Erin,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j GR830.U6 P43 2018
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j GR830.U6 P43 2018
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 398.2454 P311
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 398.2454 P311
Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Non-fiction J 398.2454 Peabody
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J 398.2454 Peabody
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 398.24 PEA
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Room
Call Number  j 398.24 PEA
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 398.24 PEA
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 398.24 PEA
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 398.24 P31
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 398.24 P31
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Robinson Library Juvenile Non-Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Are elegant, elusive unicorns real, or just a myth? You decide with this new book in the nonfiction series, Behind the Legend!

Behind the Legend looks at creatures and monsters throughout history and analyzes them through a scientific, myth-busting lens, debating whether or not the sightings and evidence provided are adequate proof of their existence. In Unicorns , readers learn about all the sightings and "proof" of them, from stories in history of people who sought unicorns, like Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, and Marco Polo, to why they were hunted so fiercely. This book also discusses additional history about the creatures, such as why their horns were so valued in medieval times, their presence in pop culture, and people's present-day search for unicorns. Complete with engaging anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and fantastic illustrations, kids won't want to put this book down!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the latest installment of the myth-busting Behind the Legend series, Peabody takes on another creature of questionable authenticity: the majestic unicorn. Citing scholarly documents and sacred texts, centuries-old remedies and modern-day fiction, Peabody tracks the one-horned wonder and our ever-waffling belief in it from 400 BCE to today. Originally documented by figures such as Pliny the Elder, Aristotle, and Julius Caesar, the elusive equine also makes appearances in the Old Testament and ancient Chinese legends. But wait! Throughout, Peabody follows these potential proofs with additional context. The case of corresponding historical accounts, for example, can perhaps be likened to a game of telephone. And the original texts of the Bible? Peabody reminds readers these underwent numerous translations. Tejido's winsome black-and-white illustrations and Peabody's interwoven page-length asides, covering everything from the macabre beginnings of dice to a poison-peddling vigilante, further enrich the narrative. Exuberant, intentionally inconclusive, and appended with sources and fantasy-tinged further reading, this resource is ideal for honing scientific reasoning and research skills and, just maybe, kindling hope in die-hard unicorn-believers.--Shemroske, Briana Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Peabody, Erin. Behind the legend.
Subjects Unicorns -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Tejido, Jomike, illustrator.
Audience Ages 8-10.
Language English
Description 121 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-121).
ISBN 9781499805758
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