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A Glory Of Unicorns Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 2000

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About the Author

Bruce Coville has received more than a dozen Children's Choice Awards, and has written more than ninety books, including My Teacher Is An Alien, The Monster's Ring, and the Unicorn Chronicles series. He lives in New York.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; Reprint edition (February 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 043906628X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439066280
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Kid's Review on April 19, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Do you believe in fantasy and magical creatures? Then you'll love A Glory of Unicorns. As you read A Glory of Unicorns by Bruce Coville, you'll learn that you have to follow what you want to do and not what someone else wants you to do. This book is about kids believing and losing something or someone dear to their heart. One story takes place in Luster, the unicorn world. A mare, Cloudmane, decides she wants too become the Guardian of Memory and asks for help from Grimwold, the keeper of the story that started the choosing of the Guardian. A Glory of Unicorns also has a poem called "Dream Child". A story for learning a lesson is "Tearing Down the Unicorns"; it takes place mostly in the woods where Stacey meets a unicorn that teaches her a lesson. There are many other stories like the ones I have mentioned.
Bruce Coville has written other books such as The Unicorn Chronicles series, Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher, The Skull of Truth, The Monster's Ring, Sarah's Unicorn, The Dragonslayers, and many more. He seems to have people believe in fantasy than in real life the more you read his books. Although A Glory of Unicorns does have some reality in it, the reality just makes the stories more believable. In this book Bruce Coville can make you visualize without using too many descriptive words.
Some might get confused when the book doesn't give enough descriptions or doesn't say who's talking. But most of the time you don't really need too many descriptions to visualize. The book can definitely confuse younger kids because of the problems the main characters encounter. The book is very good for older children who love to dream. It's hard not to believe and fantasize about unicorns and magic after you read A Glory of Unicorns.
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_A Glory of Unicorns_, edited by Bruce Coville, is a good anthology of unicorn stories. I've never been particularly interested in unicorns, but after reading Coville's lovely introduction, I was all set to read the stories. Some memorable and moving stories were: "The Guardian of Memory," a story set in Coville's world of Luster; "The Ugly Unicorn," about a young blind princess whose best friend is the ugly Liu-Mu unicorn; "A Song for Croaker Nordge," about a girl whose wounded spirit will not let her believe in magic; and "The New Girl," about a unicorn caretaker.
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Bruce Coville (the complier and editor of this anthology) promised in his introduction no sappy unicorns, tells us that unicorn love is hard and demanding, and unicorns themselves neither safe nor sweet. However, four stories into this book I found that was exactly what the book was delievering - sweet, dreamy, dear little unicorns. Contradicting his own words Coville brings us the story of 'The Guardian of Memory' in which unicorns have names such as 'Arabella Skydancer' and 'Manda Seafoam' and are entirely domesticated, speaking unicorns. Likewise, nearly every other author in this book seems to have no knowledge of true unicorn lore - that these incredibly shy creatures, who dwelt in the Garden of Eden, could only possibly be approached by a pure virgin maiden and even then *never* ridden. Many of the stories have unicorns as tame, human-loving creatures, and one only need read the poem 'The Dream-Child' to get the general attitude towards unicorns in this collection: lines like "starlight spinning down your spiraled horn/the dream-child, the cloud-maned". *Sigh*.
However, I am being rather harsh in this assessment, as this book is obviously meant for young girls, and my expectations were no doubt far too high. Young unicorn lovers, who are quite happy to view unicorns as magical horses will be quite content with such a collection and some of the stories aren't so sickly-sweet that parents won't find enjoyment in reading them aloud.
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This book was wonderful! When I read the introduction, I had tears in my eyes and it made me want to race outside and find a unicorn waiting for me. The unicorns starring in these stories are not all pretty and pink, but some are ugly, and some are horselike. If you read The Unicorn Chronicles, there is a story in this book called The Guardian of memory and it is part of the unicorn chronicles and is absolutely wonderful! The story Tearing Down the Unicorns was also very good. A girl started tearing down the pictures of her peaceful colorful unicorns off her wall for some reason that you will have to find out! I highly reccomend this book to anyone who loves unicorns and that when you finish reading it, if you believe with all your heart, then you will find "a glory of unicorns waiting to sweep you away!"
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Combine Bruce Coville, master of myth and fantasy, exquisite art, eleven magnificent stories, and a glorious poem, and what do you get? --An exceptional book, a treasure for those who love unicorns and fantasy. These unicorns are not the goody-goody, pink-bowed unicorns of some publications. These unicorns show depth of spirit, some are ugly, some fiery, some brave and gutsy. One of my favorites is the story by Kathryn Lay. This unicorn brings healing to a girl in a wheelchair, but not in the way you'd expect. I won't give away the ending. You'll have to the read the story for yourself. I highly recommend this amazing, wonderful book to all. You'll be uplifted and inspired.
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