u003cbu003e"Phoebe is a remarkably real little girl, as bright and imaginative as Bill Watterson's u003ciu003eCalvinu003c/iu003e, as touchingly vulnerable as Charles Schulz's u003ciu003eCharlie Brownu003c/iu003e. And if these strike you as big names to conjure with, I'll go further and state for the record that in my opinion u003ciu003eHeavenly Nostrilsu003c/iu003e is nothing less than the best comic strip to come along since u003ciu003eCalvin and Hobbes.u003c/iu003e Simpson is that good, and that original."u003cbru003e --Peter S. Beagle, author of u003ciu003eThe Last Unicornu003c/iu003e, from the Introductionu003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . . unicorn?u003cbru003e u003cbru003e It all started when a girl named Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this led to Phoebe being granted one wish, and she used it to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. But can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection? Indeed they can, and that's how u003ciu003ePhoebe and Her Unicornu003c/iu003e unfolds.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e This beautifully drawn comic strip follows the unlikely friendship between a somewhat awkward girl and the magic unicorn who gradually shows her just how special she really is. Through hilarious adventures where Phoebe gets to bask in Marigold's "awesomeness," the friends also come to acknowledge that they had been lonely before they met and truly appreciate the bond they now share.