About this book
A moving story about the power of unity and inspiration in the face of destruction, by the former Children's Laureate. Set in a war torn town in eastern Europe where children go to listen to the librarian read astride a model unicorn. As the war worsens the library is burnt but the children save the books and guard them until the war is finally over. Ages: 7+.
Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Forced to visit the library, he stops to listen to magical tales that the Unicorn Lady spins. These tales draw him in and are about to change the course of his life for ever. Set against the backdrop of war-torn Europe, this work explores the power of stories to transform lives.