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The secret of the stones: an African-American folktale from Arkansas

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Phyllis Fogelman Books,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 700L
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, jewel-like 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.

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Grouping Title secret of the stones an african american folktale from arkansas
Grouping Author san souci robert d
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2017-12-20 04:52:07AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-13 04:44:17AM

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display_description When they try to find out who is doing their chores while they are working in the field, a childless couple discovers that the two stones they have brought home are actually two bewitched orphans.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature, Folklore -- United States
title_display The secret of the stones : an African-American folktale from Arkansas
title_full The secret of the stones : an African-American folktale from Arkansas / retold by Robert D. San Souci ; pictures by James Ransome
title_short The secret of the stones :
title_sub an African-American folktale from Arkansas
topic_facet African Americans, Folklore