Project Description

Unicorn! by Maggie Hutchings and Cheryl Orsini

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11 September 2018
RRP: $19.99
ISBN: 9781925712506
Hardback, 32 pages
300 x 250 mm
Picture Book

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by Maggie Hutchings, illustrated by Cheryl Orsini

Luka makes the world light up
Like a shooting star on a dark night.

Luka’s best friend would do anything for her, but when Luka wishes for a unicorn, what is a best friend supposed to do?!

From an exciting debut author and one of our country’s most loved illustrators comes this stunning story of hope, persistence and the magical power of friendship (and unicorns).


Unicorn! is a timeless, moving and beautiful book about the power of friendship. My three-year-old son can’t get enough of it.’ ALICE PUNG

About the Author

Mermaid! Maggie Hutchings Maggie is a counsellor, family-dispute mediator, writer and artist who spends her weekends covered in paint and scribbling lists that are never completed. She is a famously mad aunt, nanna and mother who talks to herself out loud and falls over a lot in the garden. Maggie writes stories with heart and soul for children and adults that encourage kindness, hope and resilience.

Maggie is the author or Unicorn! and Mermaid! published by Affirm Press.

About the Illustrator

Cheryl Orsini Cheryl Orsini taught herself to draw as a little girl. She grew a little taller, studied Visual Communications at UTS and finally, when she could grow no more, she started illustrating children’s books, magazines and decorating a great many peg dolls! Her books include Lucy’s Book, Caravan, The Fairy Dancers and Pom Pom, Where Are You?. Her work also regularly appears in magazines and exhibitions. Cheryl created the current exterior design and illustrations for Russ the Story Bus.