Project Description


If I Found a Wistful Unicorn

A Gift of Love

by Ann Ashford
illustrated by Bill Drath

What would you do if you found a wistful unicorn?

With a touch as gentle as the soft brush of a butterfly’s wing, If I Found a Wistful Unicorn tells the story of a relationship. The disarmingly simple text goes straight to the heart of what love really is. Through thoughtful and fanciful questions, author Ann Ashford explores what we risk for love and what special rewards may be waiting for us in return.

Bill Drath’s subdued watercolor illustrations perfectly capture the text’s gentle tone and important message. This book is meant for sharing with those special ones who touch your life.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-931948-00-8
Publication Date: 9/1/1978
Page Count: 40
Size: 8-1/2 ̎ x 11 ̎
Age Range: All Ages
Language: English
Format: Hardcover/Gift Edition
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-271-2
Publication Date: 9/1/2002
Page Count: 32
Size: 5-3/8 ̎ x 6-3/8 ̎
Age Range: All Ages
Language: English
F&P: M, Gr 2, Genre F
Themes: Love, Friendship, Relationship


“A plethora of thoughtful propositions…coupled with breezy watercolors…just right for presenting to someone special.” ―Publishers Weekly

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Meet the Author

Ann Ashford graduated from Agnes Scott College and was a United Methodist Church worker for migrants, a welfare case worker, a teacher, an actress, and vice-president of a fund-raising consulting firm. She passed away in 1988.

Meet the Illustrator

Bill Drath was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and served in the Army during World War II (earning a Bronze Star) and the Korean War, retiring in 1966 as a lieutenant colonel. Drath illustrated several books, including When Someone Dies and If I Found a Wistful Unicorn. He passed away in 1991.