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Gifts & Deals
Feb 14, 2006
| 127 Minutes
| Middle Grade (10 and up)
Feb 14, 2006 | ISBN 9780307243294 | Middle Grade (10 and up)
Paul Fleischman spins three engrossing stories about the unexpected ways an artist’s creations reveal truths – tales whose intriguing plots and many moods will entertain readers and inspire future writers.Can wood, copper, or marble communicate? They can if they are the graven images in Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman’s trio of eerie, beguiling short stories. If you whisper a secret into a wooden statue’s ear, will anyone find out? Can a wobbly weathervane bearing the image of Saint Crispin, the patron saint of shoemakers, steer a love-struck apprentice toward the girl of his dreams? And if a ghost hires a sculptor to carve a likeness of him holding a drink to a baby’s lips, what ghastly crime might lie behind his request? And, in a brand-new afterword, the acclaimed storyteller reveals how he found his own author’s voice.
Paul Fleischman has won awards for his many young adult novels, including the Newbery Medal. His last novel, Whirligig, is also available in a Laurel-Leaf edition.
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