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The Unicorn and the Moon

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When the moon gets stuck between two hills, the unicorn tries to free it with help from a griffin and an alchemist.
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Silver Press (first published 1973)
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Jessica Minnoia
This is a fantasy book about a vain unicorn who likes to look at her reflection in the light of the moon. One night the moon does not come out because it is trapped between two hills. After seeking help from other friends and a few tries herself, the unicorn tricks the hills by throwing mirrors into the sky. The moon then gets free and the unicorn is able to admire her beauty once again. She hangs onto some of the mirrors just in case the moon gets trapped again in the future.
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Josiah
The drawings in this story are fantastic. Tomie dePaola pushes his artistic envelope with aplomb and perfect skill, creating kind of a dreamy atmosphere in which to set the story.

The Unicorn and the Moon is much like an American tall tale, but with animals taking on the roles usually reserved for humans. Perhaps just as much on the tall tale side, though, I could compare this to an ancient Greek myth, with the Moon being of manageable size and getting trapped by the hills, who don't want to rel
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Snorkle
I loved, loved the illustrations in this book. I don't know if it was the subtle blend of blues, greens and grays that were so attractive - but it really made the book. The story was cute, I enjoyed seeing how the Unicorn solved the dilemma. I would recommend, especially to fans of unicorns.

*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2009...
Jenn
One of Tomie dePaola's earlier artworks. The story is sweet and inventive on how the unicorn saves the moon.
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Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children.
He's been published for 40 years and has written and/or illustrated over 200 books, including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers.
Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure.
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