I Wish I'd Been Born a Unicorn

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When Mucky decides it would be better if he was a unicorn, Owl tries to help—but wouldn't a true friend like him just the way he is?

Mucky is fed up with being a "drab old brown" horse who smells so bad that none of the other horses want to share his field. Instead, he wants to be a unicorn with a gleaming white coat and a long horn that the other horses admire. So Owl comes up with a plan to make Mucky’s wish come true, and enlists the help of the other animals. They use a shell from the beach for a horn and milk from the cows to paint him. He wakes up thinking he’s turned into a unicorn, but it soons rains and everything gets washed away. Mucky then realizes he doesn’t need to be unicorn to have great friends who will notice him.


Rachel Lyon is the author of The Cautionary Tale of the Childe of Hale. Andrea Ringli is an illustrator and graphic designer.