Adopted by a loving owner of a children's home, Gloria still had a lot to overcome. She had a terrible secret she didn't want anyone to know that explained why her face was droopy on one side. She was kept out of school to protect her from bullies, but she wanted to learn to read more than anything in the world. She felt she had no one to turn to until a magical unicorn named Sir Louie befriends her. Can he help her learn to love and accept herself? And when Sir Louie suddenly disappears, will Gloria find the strength to rescue him?
Lindsey Dorcus was the perfect narrator for this child's tale. Her voice brought the story to life.
The story stood on its own, too. It was subtly written to teach children to love oneself, despite of their imperfections. Sadness is everywhere, but happiness and love will overcome most obstacles.
I strongly recommend this to anyone to listen with a young child. Let their imagination run wild with the unicorns and teach them to win with a dynamic attitude and self confidence.
I'm looking forward to sharing this audio with my granddaughters and will look into Wanda's other books as well.
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What did you like most about Gloria and the Unicorn?
Uplifting story of a young girl that has so many issues to deal with, her face is lopsided, she believes her birth killed her mother and that her father disowned her. She believes she is unlovable and will never be able to go to school... until the appearance of the very magical unicorn.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Gloria, a heroine who rescues her friend the unicorn, who refuses to believe that she is only useful as a maid and against all odds goes on to learn to read, write and go to school.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
This would be a lovely book to read out loud at school, as it deals with bullying, hope, imagination, adoption and overcoming hardships in life, in a gentle way.
Any additional comments?
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”