The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

Graphic Novel - 2011
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Whimsical. Lyrical. Poignant. Timeless. The first graphic novel adaptation of  Peter S. Beagle 's beloved fantasy classic. 

The Last Unicorn  is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, learns that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to discover the fate of her fellow unicorns, even if it means facing the terrifying anger of the Red Bull and the malignant evil of the king who wields its power. Along the way, she'll encounter a cast of unforgettable characters, including Schmendrick the magician, the bandit Molly Grue, the noble Prince L#65533;r, and the occasional talking butterfly.

Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and lushly illustrated by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon, The Last Unicorn is simultaneously current and timeless in this new incarnation.
Publisher: San Diego : IDW Pub., c2011.
ISBN: 9781600108518
Characteristics: 167 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

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ryner
Dec 19, 2016

This graphic novel rendering of The Last Unicorn is faithful in its illustration style to the 1982 film, one of my first and fondest theater-going memories, though it contains some additional scenes which provide backstory detail. I loved it, though I'm writing this review having never read the original 1968 novel (still on my to-read list). My first read-through of the graphic novel was solo, and then, prepared for the scenes she may find scary (the intended audience is adults, after all!), I shared it with my 6-year-old daughter. Although she was entertained by the story, she advised me that she would like to wait until she's a little older to see the film.

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AmakasFaeryTale
Oct 29, 2015

As The One True Religion Brand Egyptian FrenchMaid SuperHeroine Of Seattle Womens Shelter Barbie*Rapunzel Pixie*Diamond Shopping Abilities I Was Enthralled By This Comic Work n I Enjoyed The Masterful Visions Of A Luminescent Mythological Horned White Horse To Woman Creature With Such Long Smoky White Spirals I Was Quite Impressed n I Marvel At Having A Copy On My Kindle App On My iPod Because It Is Such An Amazing Work Of Art n A Literary MasterPiece Of Pure Contrived Hot Air Fiction!!!!!!!!!!!!

forbesrachel Sep 08, 2014

An elegant style worthy of this classic, for the artist imparts some of the unicorn magic into his art. This is beautifully matched by the arrangement of the story, and it remains faithful to the book. To make the pace better suited to the graphic novel format, it makes scene jumps. This is skillfully done with the panels, so nothing is left out. It is an adaptation worthy of its source.

DanniOcean Nov 22, 2013

Part of the Graphic Novel Shopping Guide for Perplexed Parents of Tweens and Teens, Nov 2013 (gorgeous illustrations akin to the movie, for fans of Peter S. Beagle and mythology)

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With a Book 2013 Comment: "Precious"

"I thought I didn't like graphic books. Now I know I don't. Waste of paper and time." - Blind Date with a Book 2015 comment

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