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I liked this book. It explains the origins of our beliefs in unicorns, winged horses, griffins and mermaids. Due thought is given to the rhinoceros and narwhal as possible sources for unicorn mythology. The Mesopotamian story of the unicorn as representing the moon and the lion as representing the son was quite interesting, as well as actual wall carvings depicting unicorns from the ruins of Persepolis in Persia. The incorporation of the unicorn into Christian mythos as a symbol of the Virgin Ma ...more
John Hamilton is a best-selling novelist and author of more than 250 nonfiction books for young adults. An Active Member of the Western Writers of America and the Wild West History Association, his work has received critical acclaim from School Library Journal, Children's Literature, The Sioux City Journal, We Proceeded On (the official journal of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation), an ...moreMore about John Hamilton...