Starting Points: Suzanne de Montigny discussing The Shadow of the Unicorn

An ongoing series wherein CWILL BC writers and illustrators connect a picture or an item to one of their books.

baby elephant






I’ve submitted an image of a really cute baby elephant because though my story is about unicorns surviving an asteroid and the coming of the humans, secretly it’s about the dwindling herds of elephants and rhinos in Africa as a result of poaching. It’s a story about endangered species and how human greed can drive them to extinction (unless they know Darius the seer!)









A loud, hissing sound filled the air. The unicorns looked up, their eyes filled with horror.

Azaria, a unicorn colt, is intrigued when the young, clairvoyant dinosaur, Darius, foresees a terrifying change to their world. When a giant fireball smashes into the earth, the unicorns struggle to survive the hurricanes and starvation that follow. But nothing compares to the danger when the creatures-that-walk-on-two-legs settle in the valley, and their leader discovers the healing power in the unicorns’ horns. Greedy and ruthless, Ishmael will stop at nothing in his pursuit of wealth – even the complete extinction of the herd. Azaria must find a way to outsmart Ishmael before it’s too late.

The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy is an award-winning middle grade fantasy now available as a print book by Muse It Up Publishing It’s available at Kid’s Books in Vancouver, Barnes and Noble in the US, and more venues coming soon.

A 36-page reproducible study guide complete with answer key for busy teachers. It can be downloaded for free off Suzanne’s website.







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2 Responses to Starting Points: Suzanne de Montigny discussing The Shadow of the Unicorn

  1. Darlene says:

    I love the picture of the elephant Suzanne. So pleased the book is now in print form. Best of luck!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Really cute elephant and good book, too.

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