Acorna: The Unicorn Girl

Kobo ebook | March 17, 2009

byAnne Mccaffrey, Margaret Ball

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"Something's Alive In There!"

She was just a little girl, with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny-looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers: the ability to purify air and water, make plants grow, and heal scars and broken bones. A trio of grizzled prospectors found her drifting in an escape pod amid the asteroids, adopted her, and took her to the bandit planet Kezdet, a place where no questions are asked and the girl might grow up free.

But Kezdet has its own dark secret. The prosperity of the planet is based on a hideous trade in child slave labor, administered by "The Piper" -- a mystery man with special plans for Acorna and her powers. But free little girls have a way of growing into freedom-loving young women, and Acorna has special plans all her own. . .

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"Something's Alive In There!"She was just a little girl, with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny-looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers: the ability to purify air and water, make plants grow, and heal scars and broken bones. A trio of grizzled prospectors found her drifting in an escape pod amid t...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 17, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061798347

ISBN - 13:9780061798344

Customer Reviews of Acorna: The Unicorn Girl

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Havsnt read this in years Great book amazing author!!
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Light in the dark
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was an AMAZING novel!! I thought this novel was fantastic! It is one of my favorate books. It is the fictionious tale of unicorns mixed in with the real life issues of child labor (but in this case it was on another planet). I'm also just finishing Acorna's Quest, and that book is also fabulous! Then as soon as I am done that one I will contuniue to read the rest of the books (Acorna's People, and Acorna's Quest)!
Date published: 2001-05-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sci-fi as Hallmark card It's a genuinely charming fantasy concept - what if the unicorns of legend were visitors from another planet? Unfortunately, McCaffrey and Ball's notion of unicorn charm seems to be based around one of those gilt-horned tchotchkes from the local gift shop. From the 'Three Men and a Baby Alien' opener, through a visit to an Arab-merchant uncle complete with hospitality and harem (I fully expect Anthony Quinn to play him in the movie version), and finally on to rescuing a passel of adorably Dickensian child slaves...in short, there's not a moment in this whole production that isn't insufferably, obviously CUTE. I felt as though I was reading the sci-fi equivalent of baby talk. Then again, if you've ever caught yourself sniffling at a glittery Hallmark card...go for it.
Date published: 2001-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!!!! This is definately one of my favourite books, if you like fantasy or science fiction you should read it! I have also read the other books in the series (in order: Acorna's Quest, Acorna's People, and Acorna's World!) they were also great.
Date published: 2000-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Unicorn Girl Triumphs! Both authors vividly describe the characters and their feelings. You are soon able to visualize and feel them as if you have known them all your lives. Best-selling author Anne McCaffrey has done it again with the help of Margaret Ball. Two thumbs way, WAY up for a great and mesmerizing science fiction fantasy!
Date published: 2000-03-31