Finden Sie Ihren nächsten buch Favoriten

Werden Sie noch heute Mitglied und lesen Sie 30 Tage kostenlos
Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Vorschau lesen

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Bewertungen:
4.5/5 (31 Bewertungen)
Länge:
267 Seiten
8 Minuten
Freigegeben:
Sep 2, 2014
ISBN:
9781449460921
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . . unicorn?

It all started when a girl named Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this led to Phoebe being granted one wish, and she used it to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. But can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection? Indeed they can, and that's how Phoebe and Her Unicorn unfolds.

This beautifully drawn comic strip follows the unlikely friendship between a somewhat awkward girl and the magic unicorn who gradually shows her just how special she really is. Through hilarious adventures where Phoebe gets to bask in Marigold's "awesomeness," the friends also come to acknowledge that they had been lonely before they met and truly appreciate the bond they now share.
Freigegeben:
Sep 2, 2014
ISBN:
9781449460921
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor


Ähnlich wie Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Ähnliche Bücher

Buchvorschau

Phoebe and Her Unicorn - Dana Simpson

Sharing your thoughts can help us improve our ebooks. We would appreciate your feedback. Thank you!

ebooks@amuniversal.com

INTRODUCTION

I would dearly love to claim at least some connection to the origins of Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, the innocently arrogant unicorn who preens so charmingly through Dana Simpson’s delightful comic strip bearing her name. And perhaps I can. Scholarly articles have been written, after all, about the fact that prior to my 1968 novel The Last Unicorn there were no female unicorns to be found in any of the world’s varied mythologies. And in the early pages of that book I did write Unicorns are immortal. It is their nature to live alone in one place: usually a forest where there is a pool clear enough for them to see themselves—for they are a little vain, knowing themselves to be the most beautiful creatures in all the world, and magic besides . . .

A little vain . . . Marigold would be an appalling monster of ego, utterly self-concerned and completely unlikable, if it weren’t for her sense of humor and her occasional surprising capacity for compassion—both crucial attributes when bound by a wish granted to a nine-year-old girl in need of a Best Friend to play invented superhero games with, to introduce to slumber parties and girl-talk gossip and to ride through the wind after being called nerd and Princess Stupidbutt one time too many. For Phoebe is a remarkably real little girl, as bright and imaginative as Bill Watterson’s Calvin, as touchingly vulnerable as Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown. And if these strike you as big names to conjure with, I’ll go further and state for the record that in my opinion Heavenly Nostrils is nothing less than the best comic strip to come along since Calvin and Hobbes. Simpson is that good, and that original.

Part of the charm of Heavenly Nostrils is the way in which Simpson plays her two characters’ opposed world views—immortal and contemporary— against each other, along with their egos: for Phoebe’s determination to be recognized as Awesome quite matches Marigold’s impregnable superiority to the entire human species. Consequently, both delight in sticking the needle in where

Sie haben das Ende dieser Vorschau erreicht. Registrieren Sie sich, um mehr zu lesen!
Seite 1 von 1

Rezensionen

Was die anderen über Phoebe and Her Unicorn denken

4.5
31 Bewertungen / 11 Rezensionen
Wie hat es Ihnen gefallen?
Bewertung: 0 von 5 Sternen

Leser-Rezensionen

  • (5/5)
    Loved this cute graphic novel. Can't wait to get my hands on the next one. :)
  • (4/5)
    Cute with subtle adult humor
  • (4/5)
    A very cute, and funny, book about a girl and her unicorn! My 9 year old daughter loves them! And I like them because they remind me so much of my favorite comic strip - Calvin and Hobbes! AND, now my daughter is reading, and enjoying, C&H! Thanks P&U!
  • (3/5)
    A funny, adorable read. Marigold the unicorn is hilariously arrogant, and Phoebe is adorably precocious. They make the perfect friends!
  • (3/5)
    With a foreword by Peter S. Beagle comparing this to Charlie Brown and Calvin & Hobbes. I was pretty impressed. However the book failed to deliver. It's a comic strip compilation and though it's about a child, like the previously mentioned comics, the humour certainly appeals to the adult. While Phoebe and Marigold will appeal to children I doubt they will get all the nuances of that humour. Myself, I'm not into comic strips and it took me a while to "get into" this collection. I did think of not completing it around page 89 as I certainly had the feel for it by then but at that point I also had a slight fondness for the characters and continued on to the end. I found some of it cute, some of it made me crack a smirk and some of it did nothing for me at all.
  • (4/5)
    it was good in like the unicorn was was was
  • (5/5)
    they might me short but there really funny i love them and its really good for kids its perfect i love it so much i read them every day and never get bored
  • (5/5)
    I loved it! It is awesome ! I have always wanted an ?, so this book tells what it is sorta like having an ?
  • (4/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Sweet, snarky and laugh-out-loud funny. Where is my unicorn? I want my unicorn now, please.

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (4/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle by Dana Simpson is a graphic novel about a girl and her unicorn. If you've seen the 1982 film adaptation of The Last Unicorn, you'll see a similarity in the art style. As the author's introduction explains, this work is her homage to Peter S. Beagle.Phoebe is a modern day girl who goes to school and has homework and does chores. Now, she has a unicorn. The unicorn, meanwhile, is a vain, pampered, magical creature who has agreed to be this girl's best friend. The gags fall under two main categories: the unicorn trying to understand Phoebe's world, and Phoebe trying and failing to impress her friends. There's a lot sly social and gender commentary that I didn't expect, given the very pink cover and the rather goofy title. Then there are the completely off the wall moments where fantasy and reality meet in unexpected ways.

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (2/5)
    I'm not sure if a young reader picks up this book that they will enjoy it like an adult will. There's a lot of humor here, but I wonder who the audience is really supposed to be.