John Stauffer: An Untamed Bird
The Lad has an interesting new title for this post.
The Lad says John Stauer, author of the book The Last Unicorn, has died at the age of 95.
Stauer wrote the novel in 1972 while living in Washington State.
The book tells the story of the final Unicorn, a male-tailed flying fox with a story to tell, and the subsequent war between the two races that resulted in the extinction of the two species.
Stauer, who lived in the United States for most of his life, died on Thursday, according to his publisher.
The Lad has posted a short bio on the book that mentions Stauer’s other books, including The Last Bird and the Last Unicorn.
He also wrote a short story called “The Last Unicorn” and the novel The Last Flying Fox.
It is unclear how much time Stauer spent in the Pacific Northwest.
He was born in Washington, D.C., in 1925, and moved to Seattle around age 7.
A story in the Lad said Stauer grew up in a family of writers, and his father, an advertising executive, taught him to write and published his first novel, The Last Rabbit, in 1952.
Staupper was one of the first people to write a book for adults, The First Unicorn.
“He was one to whom I would have liked to have belonged, but who never could,” wrote the Lad in the introduction.
“The only thing I could say to him was: ‘If you can’t be yourself, then you’ll never be.'”