Hardcover, 80 pages
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2008-04-01)
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Amazon DescriptionFrom internationally renowned author and illustrator Jimmy Liao comes a new enchanting and evocative journey. Breathtaking illustrations and a haunting story take readers on a wondrous voyage around the world.
A large, beautiful blue stone is discovered in a forest. It is cut in half, and one half stays in the forest while the other starts on a long and mystical journey through many places, many owners, and many transformations. It begins as a statue of an elephant, admired by museum goers, and then becomes a carved bird residing in an elderly woman's garden. It becomes a moon, a cat, a necklace, and more, until it finally returns to the forest. The Blue Stone is a powerful tale of different life paths and possibilities, a longing for home, and love.
One Potato Review
Things fall apart. Predictable but visually arresting: a giant blue stone meets the hands - and fleeting attentions - of many different sculptors. There’s probably a spiritual message buried here somewhere - but relax. The saturated colors and vividly imagined landscapes make this finally a rewarding round trip. Epic for many ages.