The Last Unicorn on the Prairies

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The Last Unicorn on the Prairies

Rick McNair



Do you know the unicorn watcher’s song?
A unicorn looks like a little grey horse,
With a waving tail like a lion of course!
But what’s most important for you to know?
One diamond hard horn on her head does grow,
One single sharp horn with a bright coloured glow!

Follow Red Rooster, Spotted Dog and Clyde the Horse through a wild romp across the Canadian Prairies. Why? Because we all know unicorns are lucky, and maybe even lucky enough to save the animals’ farm.

  • FINALIST for the 2004 McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award
  • FINALIST for the 2003 Manuela Dias Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award

“Combine a narrator who sounds like W.O. Mitchell at his rambling best, a legendary medieval beast, a farm in financial trouble, and a group of not-so-cooperative animals, and you have a humorous tale with timeless and contemporary relevance.” – Wild Rose Children’s Newsletter

“For enthusiastic storytellers who enjoy acting as well as reading, this is an excellent choice.” – Winnipeg Free Press


About the Author

Rick McNair

Rick McNair was a storyteller and teacher who had more than 20 plays produced for both children and adults. Rick was a former Artistic Director of the Manitoba Theatre Centre and Theatre Calgary. He was also the co-founder of Quest Theatre for young audiences. Rick McNair died, far too young, in 2006.