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The Secret of the Stones

(2000)
A Picture Book by

 
 
When John and Clara return to their cabin from working in the fields one evening, they are startled to discover that all of their household chores have been done. The mysterious, magical Aunt Easter tells the couple the identity of these unknown benefactors and their connection to the two white stones that Clara keeps in the house. Armed solely with Aunt Easter's advice and their own affectionate, courageous hearts, John and Clara must confront the evil conjure man. Only then will they solve the secret of the stones and fill the void in their childless home.

Robert San Souci has drawn again from the rich legacy of African-American folklore, as he did in his acclaimed The Hired Hand and The Talking Eggs. And the deep, jewellike colors of James Ransome's paintings carry the reader into the majestic Ozark mountains and inside this marvelously dramatic and touching story of love and courage.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret of the Stones (Phyllis Fogelman Books)
Author(s): Robert D San Souci
ISBN: 0-8037-1640-0 / 978-0-8037-1640-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial
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