The Book With the Unicorn on its Cover

My only regret from Balticon is that I did not get the chance to see Peter S. Beagle. I bought THE LAST UNICORN back in the days when buying a paperback was a major investment for me; I bought it because it had a unicorn on the cover, and this was in the day when, first, it was the only book with a unicorn on the cover, and, second, a young reader could be certain that a book with a unicorn on the cover would be precisely to his taste and expectation.

Of course, what lay inside that book with that cover was beyond all expectation, beyond all hope: the leaves whispered magic.