Book

Edward van de Vendel and Floor de Goede

Miss Unicorn

A humorous story about being different and daring to stay true to yourself.

In this book, an endearing bunch of losers of a beauty contest join forces. Ayla, Juultje, Tinker & Swing and Miep are disqualified from the contest because they are a zebra (striped), pony (too small), stallions (boy horses) and a seahorse (way too small). The five of them decide that this is not fair – and they fight back.

Van de Vendel has gone to town with silly qualifying rounds and vain presenters, writing a humorous and at times touching book about being different, daring to stay true to yourself and real friendship. Because ultimately that’s what unites this mixed assortment of participants: the unconditional support they find in one another.

Floor de Goede, originally a comics artist, provides the perfect match for this story with his cartoonish drawings, lending the book all the appeal of an animated film. With its cheerful exuberance, this is a layered book about inclusivity and the precarious nature of fame.

Edward van de Vendel

Edward van de Vendel (b. 1964) is a multitalented writer who delights his readers and has won nearly every literary prize going. There is no children’s writer in the Netherlands with such a diverse oeuvre as Van de Vendel. He writes prose, poetry, picture books and non-fiction, also combining…

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Details

Miss Eenhoorn (2020). Children's books, 73 pages.
Words: 3,944

Illustrations

Floor de Goede

Age: 6+

Sample translation

English (PDF document)

Publisher

Querido

Weteringschans 259
NL - 1017 XJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 760 72 10

E-mail:
[email protected]
Website:
http://www.singeluitgeverijen…

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