Michael Morpurgo was 2003–2005 Children's Laureate, has written
over 100 books and is the winner of many awards, including the
Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Blue
Peter Award and the Red House Children's Book Award. His books are
translated and read around the world and his hugely popular novel
War Horse is now both a critically acclaimed stage play and a
highly successful film. Michael and his wife, Clare, live in Devon.
Visit Michael's website at: www.michaelmorpurgo.com.
Gary Blythe has illustrated many books for children, including The Whales’ Song, written by Dyan Sheldon, for which he won the Kate Greenaway Medal; Ice Bear by Nicola Davies; and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, retold by Jan Needle. Gary lives in the Wirral, near Liverpool.
I Believe in Unicorns needs to be bought for every library, school
and home ... to share with as many children as we can so that they
can experience its magic for themselves.
A book which deserves to be read to or by every child to assure them that in this brash, too busy world there is still time to lose themselves in a story, to dream a little... If I gave books stars, this would have a twinkling five out of five.
*Newbury Weekly News*
The whole book has a dreamlike, haunting quality about it that helps to carry the story along - wonderful.
A charming story, beautifully presented, expertly combining fantasy with grim reality. It results in a touching ending...that may have you believing in unicorns as well!
*Primary Times in Hampshire*
An enchanting tale...the latest offering from ex - Children's Laureate Morpurgo is every bit as good as his previous work. With simple sentence structures, an endearing storyteller and a captivating storyline, this makes a great book for children who have just started to feel confident reading on their own.
A moving story about unity and inspiration in the face of destruction.
*The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide*
I Believe in Unicorns is as emotional as you might imagine, but Morpurgo pitches it so carefully and perfectly so as to inform the young reader about some of the fear and sadness that war brings without burdening them with the horror of its details.
*Bath Life Magazine*