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Listed: Unicorns

This weekend, I dragged the bf to the mythic creatures exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre. And I HIGHLY recommend you go see this if you can, because it was pretty darn awesome. It had information on dragons, gryphons, sphinxes, mermaids, unicorns, and other awesome mythological creatures. Some of the coolest stuff was when they showed you why people would have believed in these mythological creatures – like how a giant squid could have been mistaken for the kraken, or how ancient greeks would have believed that an elephant skull was really the skull of a cyclops. It was VERY awesome.

Anyway, in that same vein, this week I’m focusing on books with unicorns for my Listed feature. So! Here are ten books with unicorns in them:

  1. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Originally Published 1956. LT.
  2. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. Originally Published 1968. LT.
  3. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund. Originally Published 2008. LT.
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Originally Published 1997. LT.
  5. Zombies vs. Unicorns, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier. Originally Published 2010. LT.
  6. Stardust by Neil Gaiman. Originally Published 1999. LT.
  7. Into the Land of Unicorns by Bruce Coville. Originally Published 1994. LT.
  8. The Secret Country by Pamela Dean. Originally Published 1985. LT.
  9. Elidor by Alan Garner. Originally Published 1965. LT.
  10. Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce. Originally Published 1985. LT.

What books about unicorns do you like?

Do you like this feature? You should also check out Librarian’s Book Reviews’ Listless Monday, A Bookshelf Monstrosity’s Books By A Theme and Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog’s Birdwatching.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 6:54 am October 25, 2010.
Category: Listed

  • Medli

    I love unicorns. They are my favorite mystical creature. I read many books about them, too. You listed most of the books I read, but there were a few that I have never heard of. I might have to check into them.