Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle (Prebound)
"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."
--Peter S. Beagle, author of "The Last Unicorn," from the Introduction
A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . . unicorn?
It all started when 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 strip follows the unlikely friendship between a somewhat awkward girl and the 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.
This tale will grab you, get under your fingernails and not let go so vivid are these 3 friends on a harrowing journey to save themselves. Ripped from the headlines, and extraordinary in its depiction of KIDS running from their country’s violence, depredation and hopelessness, the sometimes unspeakable events are also tempered with the hope and humanity of kind people along the way. Traveling from Honduras to the promised land of the US’s freedom and justice system, your eyes will be opened and your heart will plead for our nation to SEE these children and treat them with compassion.