Back of the Book:
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, even if it means facing the terrifying anger of the Red Bull and malignant evil of the king who wields his power.
Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and lushly illustrated by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon.
Bonnie’s Review on Goodreads.com:
I was first introduced to The Last Unicorn through the movie. I think my sister and I watched the VHS until is was ragged. And then in high school I found out that the movie was based off of a book. I have bought multiple editions of this book because I love it so much. I found out about the comic adaptation a little more than year ago when one of the teens at my library very sweetly bought a copy of the first volume for me. All that is to say that I went into this book pretty much prepared to love it. And I do. (read the entire review here)
Format Read: real book
The very worst thing about this book is that a few spots in the last two chapters are a little difficult to follow if you don’t know the story (either from the book or the movie).
The very best thing about this book is the artwork. Oh, it’s just beautiful. I absolutely love this book! The movie adaption of the novel is easily my favorite movie and has been since I was a child. When I discovered the book, it quickly became a favorite as well. Then my sister found the graphic novel at Books-A-Million last week and I just about died. As soon as I had it in my hands, I couldn’t let it go. The guy working was laughing at me because I wouldn’t even let him bag it, he had to just hand me a bag because I refused to let it out of my hands. I was ecstatic, to say the least. I vaguely remember hearing about this a while back, but hadn’t expected to be confronted with it at a bookstore. It was literally impossible for me to not buy it. Luckily, my grandmother saved me from my husband’s wrath and bought it for me, but even if she hadn’t I would have risked the fight. I’m sure Jaime would have understood after a while, but he still would have yelled at me for spending the money instead of saving it like we’re trying to do.
Anyways, all of that is off the point. I’m so far beyond happy that I have this book and that it’s as amazing as it is! Thank you, Momo, for buying this for me! Thank you, Peter S. Beagle, for writing such an incredible story for me and allowing it to be adapted to film and graphic novel. Thank you, Peter Gillis, for the graphic novel adaption. Thank you, Renae De Liz, for the incredibly beautiful artwork. This book is perfection and I can’t rate it high enough!