Unicorn Girl by Anne-Marie Conway
When Granny Rae dies and leaves Ariella her precious unicorn charm, Ariella invests the charm with magic powers. Days later a unicorn appears in the empty field at the bottom of the garden. A young, gangly unicorn, with over-sized hooves, a scruffy mane and eyes like puddles of purple ink. Can the unicorn magically heal the hole in baby Boo's heart? Can he stop Ariella being bullied at her new school? Can he help her to fit in? Or is the unicorn there because he needs help himself? Ariella and the lost unicorn must embark on a journey together that will change them both, before their worlds part and they are forced to say goodbye forever.
Unicorn, family, secrets, bullying, friendship.
Anne-Marie Conway is an award-winning author of six acclaimed novels, including 'Butterfly Summer', which won The Oxfordshire Book Awards 2013 and has recently been selected as an Usborne Classic, and 'Forbidden Friends', which won the Southwark Book Award 2014.
Unicorn Girl is being published to help raise money to build a new library at a local secondary school. Anne-Marie is thrilled to be involved in such an exciting, ambitious and worthwhile project. At a time when so many libraries are being closed, she cannot wait to see 'Unicorn Girl' - alongside hundreds of other books - sitting proudly on the shelves of the Archer Academy library.