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Unicorns! Unicorns!

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Having stopped to help others, the most beautiful of creatures are unable to board Noah's ark.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Holiday House (first published 1997)
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Dec 18, 2014 SmokingMirror rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book surprised me by reinterpreting a bible story without becoming overly cute or overly self-important. Or is it an Irish Rovers song? (view spoiler)
Feb 20, 2009 Darlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Genre - FIction

Reading Level - 1st and 2nd grade

Topic and Themes - Unicorns miss getting on the ark because they are stopping to help other animals on their way to the ark.

Curricula Use - Independent reading

Social - It's nice to stop and help people, but sometimes we need to make sure that we take care of ourselves too.

Literary Elements -

Text and pictures -The illustration of the unicorns actually being part of the sea is a great use of shading in pictures to create differences.

Summary - when
Nov 07, 2007 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A haunting legend of how the unicorns galloped to reach the Ark but along the way they came upon other late-comers struggling to reach Noah and even though time was running out they stopped and helped each animal board the Ark and did not make it themselves :(
I love this book!
Rebekah Jones
The book was an interesting twist to the story of Noah and the Ark. I liked how the unicorns are painted as helpful. This is a good book to use to teach how to put other first. It does draw on your emotions because the unicorns do not make it to the ark in time.
Oct 19, 2009 Marie rated it really liked it
Dramatic, lyrical, touching. (okay, I know I'm a terrible romantic!) But I'm beginning to think that I'll try anything by McCaughrean.
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Geraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London. She studied at Christ Church College of Education, Canterbury and worked in a London publishing house for 10 years before becoming a full-time writer in 1988. She has written over 120 books, 50 short plays for schools, and a radio play.

Her adult novels include Fires’ Astonishment (1990) and The Ideal Wife (1997), but she is bes
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