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The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn [Kindle Edition]

Peter S. Beagle , Peter B. Gillis , Renae De Liz , Ray Dillon
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Whimsical. Lyrical. Poignant. Adapted for the first time from the acclaimed and beloved novel by Peter S. Beagle, 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, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns. Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and lushly illustrated by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 61141 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (1 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007EZJKS2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical 26 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having watched and loved the animated version when I was just a little kid, I was very happy to find this comic adaptation. The art work is amazing throughout and the story truly is captivating. I find it has a very similar feel to old fairy tales, sometimes dark but all the better for it.

Great adaptation
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I bought this as a present for my older sister's birthday.
She is a huge fan of the original novel and the old animated film, and she has never read a graphic novel before.

As a huge fan of graphic novels, I thought it would be quite a nice present to give her, and having now read it she really enjoyed it!

It has even really inspired her to draw, which is not a bad thing at all in my opinion!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quest of the unicorn 25 Aug 2011
Peter Beagle's "The Last Unicorn" is one of the ultimate modern fairy tales: the magical, bittersweet story of a little unicorn's search for others of her kind. And the graphic novel adaptation does justice to Beagle's story -- the story is only enhanced by the exquisitely lovely art, full of soft colors and elusive magic.

A unicorn has lived happily in her idyllic little forest, until the day she hears a man say that "unicorns are long gone -- if indeed they ever were." To find if she is indeed the last unicorn, she sets out on a journey across the land, and soon discovers that the people have forgotten what a unicorn even looks like.

But she hears a butterfly speak of the Red Bull, and how he has captured all the unicorns of the world except her.

Along her journey, she is captured by a traveling circus, and rescued by a bumbling young wizard with illusion powers. Along with the wizard and a bandit's girlfriend, she makes her way to the malignant castle of King Haggard -- and is transformed into a mortal girl, who experiences love, uncertainty, and finally sorrow.

"The Last Unicorn" is honestly one of my favorite fantasy novels of all time, especially since Peter Beagle managed to write such a simple, haunting little fairy tale. There's romance, tragedy, fantastical creatures, and a mythical creature setting out on a seemingly hopeless quest.

And the graphic novel adaptation of "The Last Unicorn" is an absolutely exquisite in every way. It's obvious that the team behind it had great love for Beagle's novel, and they preserve the beauty of his prose ("Your eyes are full of green leaves, crowded with trees and streams and small animals") whenever possible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous graphic adaptation 15 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is an absolutely beautiful story. I don’t know how this passed me by in my childhood. I actually picked up this graphic novel adaptation of Peter Beagle’s book whilst browsing and being suddenly struck by the beauty of the artwork on the cover and in the first few pages. The rest of the book did not disappoint. I really like the art style. It’s lavish, colourful, and absolutely stunning. A feast for the eyes on every page. And the story drew me in, the way that it contains elements of traditional fairytales but spins it a little, avoids making it too perfect. Good and bad characters are not wholly good or bad in this story, characters are incompetent, and people don’t get entirely happy endings – not without a regret or two anyway. That really kept the story fresh, instead of it being just another “and they all lived happily ever after” same old same old fairytale. The one constructive criticism I had was that there were a couple of moments when it wasn’t completely clear what was happening, and this leads me to believe that there is much more to the full book than this graphic novel adaptation, and probably people who have already read the book are more the intended readership than complete newcomers like me. However I still highly recommend this beautiful graphic novel, and it has inspired me to read the full book some day.
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