An Infestation of Unicorns Essay & Project Ideas

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1. What sort of boys, like James, were sent to live at abbeys? What were their lives?

2. Write a sequel to "An Infestation of Unicorns," showing what happens during the next seasonal migration of unicorns to the abbey. How will the abbey be different? How will Abbot Aelian react?

3. Yolen has written extensively about unicorns and in fact has a book devoted to them, Here There Be Unicorns, which has poems and stories. How does Yolen present unicorns in her other writings?

What similarities do you find? How do you account for the differences among unicorns in the different poems and stories?

4. Are there any real-life migrations of large animals such as the unicorns?

How do the animals behave during their migration? Is their behavior echoed in the behavior of the unicorns in "An Infestation of Unicorns"?

5. Yolen mentions the canonical...

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