Sugarlump and the Unicorn by Julia Donaldson
  

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

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October 2013 Book of the Month Julia Donaldson, former Children’s Laureate and author of The Gruffalo tells a magical tale of a horse whose wishes come true – thanks to the magic of a unicorn. Sugarlump is a rocking horse; he’s happy when the children are at home and he can rock them back and forth on his broad back. But when the children are at school, Sugarlump is bored. If only he could out in the big wide world. Sugarlump tries his hand at being all kinds of horses – a cart horse, a race horse, a circus horse – before finding the perfect answer to the kind of horse he really wants to be. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Make a Wish and Colour in your own Unicorn in this special Sugarlump and Unicorn activity page!

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Sugarlump and the Unicorn by Julia Donaldson

When Sugarlump the rocking horse wishes to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for and realises how much he misses the children he left behind. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant ...

Sugarlump and the Unicorn is another literary and visual triumph from the creators of the Number One bestselling What the Ladybird Heard and The Singing Mermaid.

Reviews

Praise for WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD:

“A terrific and witty adventure.” Guardian

“A superb book to read aloud.” Daily Mail

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffaloand The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

26th September 2013

ISBN

9780230769885

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