Manolo & the Unicorn: A Picture Book (Hardcover)

Manolo & the Unicorn: A Picture Book By Jackie Azúa Kramer, Jonah Kramer, Zach Manbeck (Illustrator) Cover Image
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“This is a magnificent story about an inquisitive little boy who succeeds in making an ordinary world feel extraordinary. The book’s ethereal artwork and charming story make it a top book to put into the hands of magic seekers of all ages.”
— Courtney Roach, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO


Manolo & the Unicorn is a picture-book story about seeing and believing wholeheartedly in the extraordinary—unicorns and oneself—from award-winning children’s author Jackie Azúa Kramer and Jonah Kramer, with lavish, full-color illustrations by Zack Menbeck.

To Manolo, the world is a magical place—a place where he searches for the most magical creature of all: a unicorn. Manolo loves unicorns.

When the Wild Animal Parade is announced at school, and Manolo declares that he will come as his favorite animal, his classmates say there is no such thing as unicorns, making the world feel ordinary. That is, until Manolo meets a real unicorn—wild and graceful—and discovers that the world is truly extraordinary.

About the Author

Jackie Azúa Kramer is an award-winning children’s book author whose books include Dorothy & Herbert: An Ordinary Couple and Their Extraordinary Collection of Art, published by Cameron Kids. Her hopes are to write stories that reflect who children see in the mirror and what they see out of their windows. She lives with her family in Long Island, New York.
Jonah Kramer is a New York City–based actor, singer, dancer, and now children’s book author. He has traveled as a performer both nationally and internationally. He is delighted to coauthor his first book with his amazing mom.
Zach Manbeck is a children’s book author and illustrator who loves to create stories that advocate for characters that haven’t yet had a chance to live in books. He lives in Philadelphia.

Praise For…

“Will leave little ones reassured that the world is a magical place if they truly believe it is.”—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781951836528
ISBN-10: 1951836529
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English