The daughter of medieval King Valerio is visited by a unicorn and dragon who plead to have the forests of the realm preserved. A lovely book about forest conservation perfect for children ages 3-7. The author and illustrator, Lynne Cherry, is deservedly winner of numerous awards for beautiful books. Recommended.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was drawn to this book because of the title: The Dragon and the Unicorn. I've always enjoyed fantasy books about dragons and unicorns, and this one looked like it might have an unique spin compared to more traditional stories. I was not disappointed. This children's picture book is about a dragon named Valerio and his friend the unicorn Allegra. Their relationship and peaceful life in Ardet Forest is interrupted by the arrival of humans. King Orlando … more
In an ancient forest in a long ago time there lived a dragon named Valerio and a unicorn by the name of Allegra; a gentle and wise creature she was. These two friends love their forest, the beauty, the animals who lived there, the giant trees, flowers and above all the peace. One day the two friends happened upon some two legged animals, men, men who were cutting down threes and destroying this wonderfully enchanted place. This is the premise of this work. Can these two friends, … more