A Plague of Unicorns

A Plague of Unicorns

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James, an earl's son and bothersome child, may hold the key to saving Cranford Abbey, a dilapidated school where he is sent to be educated, that newly-appointed Abbot Aelian thinks can be saved if he can make cider from the golden apples now being eaten by ravenous unicorns.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zonderkidz, [2014]
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zonderkidz, [2014]
ISBN: 9780310746102
9780310746119
0310746116
9780310746485
0310746485
Branch Call Number: J FICTION YOLEN
Characteristics: 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: McGrath, Tom - Illustrator

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SPL_Childrens Jun 22, 2016

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SPL_Childrens Jun 22, 2016

Every year in the autumn, when the apples were at their ripest, the unicorns arrived at the old abbey in a sudden parade of trotting silver hooves and swirling manes.
Every year they invaded the abbey’s apple orchard, eating all the rare golden apples that grew there. And every year Abbot Aelian, wishing to save those apples, tried yet another unsuccessful way to stop the fierce invaders and their sharp horns. Nothing worked.
Then James, a young boy who asked endless questions, arrived at the abbey.
Knowing that the abbot wanted to harvest the rare apples for cider (to be sold to raise money to repair the dilapidated, once-beautiful abbey) James watched the unicorns carefully and came up with an idea.
However, there was a problem. James had been so bothersome to everyone with his many questions - many of them quite strange and unanswerable - that no one wanted to listen to him or his idea!
How can he put his idea into action? Is there someone who can help?
Jane Yolen is a master storyteller, and she has woven a charming fairy tale of adventure and magic, one which is true to the medieval time period and interspersed with humour, ** Recommended for ages 7 to 10 years.

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