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The Legend of the First Unicorn, Paperback / softback Book

The Legend of the First Unicorn Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Nata a Ilincic

Part of the Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales series

Paperback / softback

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Once upon a time in Scotland, a young prince had lost his smile. It seemed nothing could raise a smile from Prince Donald, not the baker's treats or the bard's songs.

The court magician tried to make a new magical beast for the prince, but it was so awkward he let it go.

Hana, the magician's granddaughter, was still determined to help Donald.

Using her grandfather's magic, she invented a majestic creature with the body of a horse and the horn of a gazelle, and called him 'a unicorn'. Hana and Donald playfully chase the unicorn through the forest, and it seems that this magical animal might hold the key to the prince's smile.

But then they discover a darker beast, lurking in the trees. The unicorn, magical and strong, is Scotland's national animal and heraldic symbol.

Renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don weaves an enchanting tale, inspired by local folklore, about the origins of the unicorn. A perfect companion to bestselling picture book The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster, this stunning and authentic tale is atmospherically brought to life by Nata a Ilincic's rich illustrations, and is destined to become a classic.

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