A tale of the transformative power of stories, told by British Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo and award-winning illustrator Gary Blythe
Eight-year-old Tomas hates reading. He would much rather be clambering around his beloved mountains. But when his mother forces him to visit the library, he can’t help but listen to the enchanting tales the librarian spins as she sits on a lifelike wooden unicorn. When war comes to their village, it is Tomas’s newfound love of books that helps save the library’s holdings from destruction. Set against a backdrop of encroaching war, I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS is an eloquent reminder of the power of storytelling to alter our lives.
Published by Candlewick Oct 10, 2006| 80 Pages| 7-5/16 x 6-1/8| 6-9 years| ISBN 9780763630508