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    • ISBN:9781408350591
    • Publication date:06 Sep 2018

The Unicorn Prince

By Saviour Pirotta
Illustrated by Jane Ray

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The fortunes of a young woman are magically transformed when she shows kindness to a unicorn in this enchanting contemporary fairy tale, based on a Scottish fable and gloriously illustrated by Hans Christian Andersen Award nominee Jane Ray.

If you love The Frog Prince and The Elves and the Shoemaker, you'll love this tale of love, magic ... and unicorns!

Annis and her grandmother live in a cold, draughty castle on top of a hill, which they share with their chickens and their cow. They may be poor, but Annis's heart is full of kindness. Offering a home to an injured unicorn and a family of fairies one day, her kindness is magically rewarded. But will her good fortune bring her happiness and love?

This entrancing contemporary fairy tale is brought gloriously to life by Hans Christian Andersen Award nominee Jane Ray.

"Jane Ray's jewel-bright illustrations shine like the flourishes of an illuminated manuscript in Saviour Pirotta's The Unicorn Prince, featuring a crumbling castle, a dauntless heroine, industrious fairies and an enchanted prince. Gorgeous gowns, wild dreams, transformations and galloping moonlit freedom are also thrown into the mix." Observer

Biographical Notes

Saviour Pirotta has written over 100 books for children, including novels, picture books, early readers, and retellings of traditional stories and fairy tales. His titles for Orchard include The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths, The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales and Orchard Ballet Stories for Young Children. He lives in
Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Jane Ray's exquisite artwork has won her acclaim in the UK and across the globe. She is a nominee for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, as well as winning the Smarties Prize, and being shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her books for Orchard include stunning versions of The Nutcracker and The Twelve Days of Christmas, along with The Apple-Pip Princess and the bestselling Can You Catch a Mermaid?. Jane lives with her family in London.

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  • ISBN: 9781408336434
  • Publication date: 07 Feb 2019
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
Jane Ray's jewel-bright illustrations shine like the flourishes of an illuminated manuscript in Saviour Pirotta's The Unicorn Prince (Orchard), featuring a crumbling castle, a dauntless heroine, industrious fairies and an enchanted prince. Gorgeous gowns, wild dreams, transformations and galloping moonlit freedom are also thrown into the mix — The Guardian
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