The Lady and the Unicorn

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The Lady and the Unicorn will mystify readers with its captivating illustrations and unique storyline. The mythical and woodland creatures of the forest feel threatened by the aggressive intruders who are invading their formerly peaceful land. The creatures try to hide or run from the hunters, but they will not leave until they get what they came for: the majestic unicorn. The frightened unicorn eventually finds a lady who makes him feel safe and calm. When she holds up a mirror to the unicorn, she discovers his true identity.

This story explains the intriguing unicorn tapestries created by European weavers from 1495–1505. These tapestries are displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as well as in the Cluny Museum in Paris. The author has retold this story based on this series of seven intricate tapestries for children who are unable to view the works of art in person. The artistic images and surprising ending will astound readers who enjoy fairytales. Some of the images and the ending of the book contain mature themes that are best suited for children ages eight to twelve.

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Author Béatrice Fontanel
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Publish Date 15-Mar-2022
ISBN 9781648961236 Buy this Book
Issue April 2022
Category Children's