As a child, I loved unicorns, and I loved Medieval and Renaissance art. Naturally I've always like the unicorn tapestries. I used to have a print of one of the tapestries hanging in my bedroom. When I saw this book, I just had to get it. I was, however, a little disappointed. The story (a made up story about the characters pictured in the tapestries) is ok, but a bit contrived. The illustrations, however, I don't really like. They are simple, washed out paintings that don't go at all with the style of the tapestries (which are also pictured in the book). I personally think that a book that takes place in a certain time period should be illsustrated in that time period. The illustrations here have nothing in common with the tapestries and are of an inferior quality. I did, however, read this story to my third grade students when we were talking about Medieval and Renaissance art. They did seem to enjoy it.