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I'm getting the Unicorn Chronicles for my niece to read and I'm trying to find copies of The Dark Whispers and The Last Hunt in paperback but it looks like they were never published in anything but hardcover and all the used hardcover editions are very expensive. Is there a reason why the books were distributed as paperback after being published, especially as they were highly anticipated being the ending of a long awaited quartet! Thank you and I can't wait for her to enjoy the land of Luster!
I have always loved goblins in the castle. I just recently found my copy from when i was a kid and i read it to my 6 year old son he loved it so much he always wanted one more chapter instead of going to bed. I also had a copy of into the land of unicorns i had completely forgotten about. My daughter and i read it and she fell in love with it. I only now as an adult realized its a series. Apparently its almost impossible to find the rest of the books i have a copy of book 2 saved in my cart well i desperately search for book 3 and 4 for her i cant believe how impossible they are to find! The few i have found are selling for 200 dollars! Now i wish i had realized there was more then one when i was younger. I hope to find and share the rest with her! Thank you for your cant put down books!
I've written once before, several years ago, when The Last Hunt was first published. I write again to express my joy at finding the complete Unicorn Chronicles series on Audible... and with a full cast! I could not have been more excited and immediately bought all 4 books. I've been listening to Into the Land of Unicorns on my work commute and it is just an absolute joy to revisit the books that defined my childhood in such a unique way. I won't lie - I'm in my mid 30s now and while driving to work, I teared up when I heard "Luster bring me home." I just hope you know how powerfully impactful these books have been for me and many others. Lightfoot and Luster made me believe in magic, and I will always be grateful for that.
Hi Bruce! I remember as a kid reading and loving Goblins in the Castle and now I'm reading it to my two boys (5,7). They immediately fell in love with Igor and his bear, last night we read where William scared Igor, and then got bopped. Their laughter is so contagious!!
Hi Mr. Coville,
I read the My Teacher is an Alien series when I was in grade school as they were coming out. I remember devouring them then and have very fond memories of reading them nearly 30 years ago.
Now I have two small boys of my own, and I can’t wait to re-read them and some of your other works with my sons.
Thank you for sharing your imagination, your stories, and your talent with so many of us for so long.
Warmest wishes for you and your loved ones,
Into the Land of the Unicorns was one of my favorite books growing up. I lost my original copy to the postal system trying to lend it to a friend in Ireland, and I snagged a replacement from eBay a while back. I've been struggling with mental health for years now, and my love of reading has been one of the casualties. Recently I started re-reading childhood favorites in an effort to leverage nostalgia to rekindle it, and I just finished Into the Land of the Unicorns. It was a pleasant jaunt down memory lane. Thank you!
I won Into the Land if the Unicorns from my school library when I was in grade school. I just found it done by Full Cast Audio. The series is still one I love to go back through and I am using the audiobook to introduce it to my children. My brother, who hated to read, was the one who introduced me to tour books with My Teacher is an Alien. Thank you for giving so many hours of reading (and now listening) enjoyment.
Hi! When Jeremy Thatcher: Dragon Hatcher was published, I was 9 years old. I read it and loved it! I kept my copy all these years! Now that my son is 9 years old, I gave my copy to him since he needed a fantasy novel to read for school. He started reading it last week and he loves it too! He can't wait for the local library to re-open (whenever that will be) so he can read your other books! He is especially looking forward to My Teacher is an Alien. Thank you for writing such amazing stories for kids!
Hi! I've been a big fan of your books since I was a kid. I think Jennifer Murdley's Toad was the one that started it off, and it was downhill from there. I remember checking out your anthologies of scary stories from my school library frequently, and some of them still haunt me to this day! I just revisited The Unicorn Chronicles again, one of many times that I have done so over the years (my copy of Into the Land of the Unicorns, the only installment of the series I have on paperback, is starting to fall apart). I think I first read that one when I was eight, and you finished the series when I was about twenty three. I didn't feel very patient about it at the time, but it was well worth the wait, and I very much remember how excited I was when the third and fourth books finally came out! It remains one of my all-time favorite series.
I love escaping to Luster, and I think it shows me something new every time. Thank you so much for many wonderful hours spent, and many more to come!
Dear Mr. Coville,
Thank you so much for the laughter and magic over the years! My especial favorites of your books have been your stories and compilations on unicorns. I would like to know, what has inspired you to write about unicorns in particular over the years?
So many young adult and adult fantasy/paranormal stories these days center around vampires, werewolves, zombies, and the like - dangerous creatures of the night that draw a stark contrast to the innocent and healing nature of the unicorn. I look back on my childhood fascination with unicorns and wonder: is there a place for unicorns in stories for adults today? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this.
Always a fan,