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Name of book with wild, dangerous unicorn

Pretty sure the book you're thinking of is Elidor by Alan Garner (1965). This is the mostly orange and red cover of the hardback edition: Four children find a portal to another world, on a bombed-...
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SFF Short story anthology: girl named Willow restores planets, and unicorns create balance in the environment

This is "Stranded" (2012) by Anne Bishop. The Restorers travel the universe fulfilling a purpose handed down through the generations. They live and die aboard city-ships, never knowing the ...
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Looking for book I read in the '80s about a hart/unicorn

Could this be The Transfigured Hart (1975) by Jane Yolen? Is what Richard saw in the woods really a unicorn? Heather and Richard have little in common. A voracious reader growing up in a large house ...
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Name of book with wild, dangerous unicorn

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett , which came out in 1992 fits the bill. Portal to Faerie world? Check. Something coming through portal? Check. Wild unicorn that kills a man? Check. Somewhat ...
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Can you drink unicorn blood from a living unicorn and benefit without being cursed?

Almost certainly not. It's not exactly clear-cut but I'd suggest that someone who drank unicorn blood without killing the unicorn would get neither the curse nor the benefits which Firenze is ...
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A book a read about 20 years ago about children who communicate with "spirit writing."

I'm reasonable confident that you are describing "Elidor" by Alan Garner. It is indeed about a group of children (Nicholas, David, Helen and Roland) who travel to another world to fulfil a ...
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Romance book about a shapeshifting unicorn and a shapeshifting dragon

This sounds very similar to the plotline for a novel called Dragon Bound, which is part of the Elder Races series of books by Thea Harrison. Many of the plot elements match (dragon protagonist, hoard ...
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Movie with a girl and her unipeg (winged unicorn) spirit animal

This is indeed Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders (1995); more precisely, the glittery-to-a-shame pilot episode, which lasted 44 minutes, hence why your wife could've mistaken it for a movie. ...
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Movie about a unicorn going to find her parents, who were turned into ice by a wizard

Is this Princess Lillifee and the Little Unicorn (2011)...? In Pinkovia, Princess Lillifee and her friends are enjoying a beautiful summer. One night, however, the unicorn Rosalie appears to Lillifee ...
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Children's book series. Two sisters go through a portal to a magical school. They have a classmate who uses a wheelchair. There is a unicorn

This must surely be The Naughtiest Unicorn series by Pip Bird. The first book in the series is Welcome to Unicorn School, and it hits all the points mentioned in the question. The central character, ...
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What book has a farm girl harvesting the power of unicorns?

Might this be The Valley of the Wolves (2000) by Laura Gallego GarcĂ­a? It seems the original, Spanish version of the book was published in 2000, and the English version in 2006. According to this ...
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Name of book with wild, dangerous unicorn

To me, this sounds like "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe", by C. S. Lewis. It's about 4 children in WWII era London, where the youngest girl, Lucy, finds a wardrobe that has no back, but leads ...
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Looking for book I read in the '80s about a hart/unicorn

I came across your question while looking for a very similar sounding book. Do you think it might be Unicorns in the Rain (1980) by Barbara Cohen? That's the one I read in late junior high in the ...
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