The Night of the Unicornby Jenny Nimmo
A meteor shower brings together two young children in this charming tale of secrets and dreams coming true. One morning, after seeing shooting stars, Amber awakes to all sorts of discoveries. Hennie, her favourite hen, has vanished; a strange white horse has appeared at the animal sanctuary; and Luke Foster, the unhappy new boy at school, confides in Amber his impossible wish. But perhaps what Luke is looking for is not so impossible after all...
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Jenny Nimmo (born 1944) is a British author of children's books including many fantasy and adventure novels, chapter books, and picture books. Born in England, she has lived in Wales for most of forty years. Probably she is best known for two series of fantasy novels: The Magician Trilogy (1986 to 1989), contemporary stories rooted in Welsh myth, and Children of the Red King (2002 to 2010), featuring Charlie Bone and other magically endowed school children.