Guardians of the Wild Unicorns

Lindsay Littleson

Price:
£4.99
Availability:
eBook

Quick Look

  • Fantasy and reality collide in this exciting middle-grade novel starring the unicorns of mythology and legend
  • Unicorns with a difference! Treating them as endangered animals, this book offers a refreshing take on conservation themes
  • Can two best friends save the last of the wild unicorns from extinction? Offers alternative viewpoints from strong boy and girl characters
  • Lindsay Littleson is the author of The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily Mclean and The Awkward Autumn of Lily Mclean

Best friends Lewis and Rhona are caught up in a dangerous adventure to save the world's last herd of wild unicorns. Fighting against dark forces, battling the wild landscape, and harnessing ancient magic, can they rescue the legendary creatures in time?

Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 9 to 12 years
Extent:
208 pages
ISBN:
9781782505723
Publication date:
21 Feb 2019
Series:
Kelpies

Description

'Across the moor galloped a huge dark beast; a heavily muscled horse with a gleaming, rippling black mane. The animal reared up, its hooves cutting the sky, its silken tail streaming like a banner. Its spiralled horn glinted in the sun.'

Lewis is cold, wet and miserable on his school residential trip in the highlands of Scotland. The last thing he expects to see is a mythical creature galloping across the bleak moorland. Unicorns aren't real... are they?

Lewis and his best friend Rhona find themselves caught up in a dangerous adventure to save the world's last herd of wild unicorns. Fighting against dark forces, battling the wild landscape, and harnessing ancient magic, can they rescue the legendary creatures in time?

Reviews

'It's magical, but also very real and gritty.'
-- Bookwitch

'It is a wonderful book to read. It deals with some issues affecting many children in schools, it promotes the need to protect natural wildlife from poachers and it ends with a clear message to ask questions and be open with your friends so they can be there for you. I highly recommend this book.'
-- My Shelves are Full

'It's wonderful. But it's also relevant... Sensational... It may just make a huge difference to a child’s life.'
-- Roachie's Reviews

'[The] descriptions feel so authentic that they have the reader convinced that they too, might encounter a unicorn on a stormy Highland night, and it is in bringing realism (and just the right sprinkling of magic) to something so fantastical that the power of this compelling story lies... a timely reminder of how spectacular Scotland’s wild places and creatures are – and how vital it is that we protect and respect what we have today.'
-- Roaring Reads

Author

Lindsay Littleson is a primary school teacher in Renfrewshire, Scotland. After taking up writing for children in early 2014 she won the Kelpies Prize for new Scottish writing for children with her first children's novel, The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean, and the sequel, The Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean.

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