Phoebe and Her Unicorn
Age Range: 7 to 12
Lexile Measure: 390 (What’s this?)
Series: Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Book 1)
Type: Comics Collection
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . . unicorn?
It all started when a girl named Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this led to Phoebe being granted one wish, and she used it to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. But can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection? Indeed they can, and that’s how Phoebe and Her Unicorn unfolds.
This beautifully drawn comic strip follows the unlikely friendship between a somewhat awkward girl and the magic unicorn who gradually shows her just how special she really is. Through hilarious adventures where Phoebe gets to bask in Marigold’s “awesomeness,” the friends also come to acknowledge that they had been lonely before they met and truly appreciate the bond they now share.
“…a hilarious, sweet, and unsentimental story…”
— Cory Doctorow, author of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and Little Brother
“…unique and witty …”
— School Library Journal
“… nothing less than the best comic strip to come along since Calvin and Hobbes …”
— Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn
“Hilarious and Smart.”
About The Author
Dana Claire Simpson grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, drawing the entire time. She eventually graduated from The Evergreen State College, despite having spent all her time drawing, and not always for credit. From 1998 to 2008, she drew the internet comic strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the Amazon-sponsored Comic Strip Superstar Contest in 2009, Andrews McMeel Syndication signed her to a development deal for Heavenly Nostrils, which was later renamed Phoebe and Her Unicorn.
She currently lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her tech genius spouse and her fairly stupid cat.
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