This 2000-word eBook contains a book review and study guide with activities and discussion questions for 7 – 13 year olds.
“The Load Of Unicorn” also published as “Caxton’s Challenge“, is an historical novel written by Cynthia Harnett. Set in fifteenth century England, the book tells the story of a cargo of paper, which is destined for William Caxton’s printing press. However the scriveners of the day are concerned about their job security and are determined to prevent Caxton getting the paper he needs to print his book.
“The Load of Unicorn” or “Caxton’s Challenge” is one of the very best historical novels ever written for young people. It is meticulously researched a exquisitely written.
Although it is currently out of print, it is absolutely worth hunting for. Try Abe Books, as they usually have a copy or two at very good prices.