Brave Jack And The Unicorn by Janet McNaughtonBrave Jack And The Unicorn by Janet McNaughton

Brave Jack And The Unicorn

byJanet McNaughtonIllustratorSusan Tooke

Picture Books | April 12, 2005

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Neither handsome nor clever, Jack – the youngest of three brothers – causes his widowed mother much concern. The family is convinced he is nothing but a fool. When his brothers go off to seek their fortune and don’t return, Jack is sent to find them. Along the way he performs good deeds for helpless creatures, who repay his kindness in magical ways. Hearing of an evil magician who controls the life of the princess, Jack poses as a suitor and faces three tests – but can he find the elusive unicorn and save the princess from her fate?

Acclaimed Newfoundland author Janet McNaughton tells a classic tale of good and evil, accompanied by Susan Tooke’s illuminating paintings, rich with influences from the Middle Ages, Celtic symbolism, and Newfoundland’s breathtaking coastal landscape.
Janet McNaughton was born and raised in Toronto but has spent most of her adult life in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she completed both Master’s and Doctoral degrees in folklore. She began writing very bad poetry at the age of eleven. Her writing gradually improved in high school and she took some creative writing courses at York Un...
Title:Brave Jack And The UnicornFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 12, 2005Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887766773

ISBN - 13:9780887766770

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! This is the first book I ever read for the Forest of Reading program. I really enjoyed it, and it marked the beginning of a whole journey of reading for me. I think children will find this book to be very enjoyable.
Date published: 2016-12-28