INCLUDES A NEW INTRODUCTION BY PATRICK ROTHFUSS
Experience one of the most enduring classics of the twentieth century and the book that The Atlantic
has called "one of the best fantasy novels ever." The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone...
...so she ventured out from the safety of the enchanted forest on a quest for others of her kind. Joined along the way by the bumbling magician Schmendrick and the indomitable Molly Grue, the unicorn learns all about the joys and sorrows of life and love before meeting her destiny in the castle of a despondent monarch--and confronting the creature that would drive her kind to extinction....
In The Last Unicorn
, renowned and beloved novelist Peter S. Beagle spins a poignant tale of love, loss, and wonder that has resonated with millions of readers around the world. "Peter S. Beagle illuminates with his own particular magic."--Ursula K. Le Guin
Peter S. BeaglePublisher:
7.80h x 5.30w x 1.00dISBN:
18-UPAccelerated Reader:Reading Level:
Upper GradeQuiz #/Name:
70085 / Last UnicornReview Citation(s): People
04/01/2013 pg. 54
About the Author
Peter S. Beagle was born in 1939 and raised in the Bronx, just a few blocks from Woodlawn Cemetery, the inspiration for his first novel, A Fine and Private Place. Today, thanks to classic works such as The Last Unicorn, Tamsin, and The Innkeeper's Song, he is acknowledged as America's greatest living fantasy author; and his dazzling abilities with language, characters, and magical storytelling have earned him many millions of fans around the world.
In addition to stories and novels Beagle has written numerous teleplays and screenplays, including the animated versions of The Lord of the Rings
and The Last Unicorn
, plus the fan-favorite "Sarek" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation
. His nonfiction book I See By My Outfit
, which recounts a 1963 journey across America on motor scooter, is considered a classic of American travel writing; and he is also a gifted poet, lyricist, and singer/songwriter.