Sugarlump and the Unicorn by Julia Donaldson

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

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May 2014 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


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. There's glitter on every page too!



[A] tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive. - Guardian

[...] a delightful rhyming adventure. - Daily Mail


“A terrific and witty adventure.” Guardian

“A superb book to read aloud.Daily Mail

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Julia Donaldson
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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

24th April 2014




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