Words of Stone

by Kevin Henkes

On Sale: 09/16/1992

Words of Stone

by Kevin Henkes

On Sale: 09/16/1992

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ALA Notable Children’s Book

American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

Horn Book Fanfare

Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor Book

Library of Congress Children’s Books

New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

Publishers Weekly Best Book

School Library Journal Best Book

About the Book

Blaze Werla is having a typical summer. He lives in the country with his father and grandmother. He spends his days alone, wandering around the hill beside his home.

Then the message appears on the side of the hill. And Blaze's summer suddenly takes a turn toward the mysterious. By the time Blaze meets Joselle Stark, the unexpected seems almost normal.

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Critical Praise

“Vivid characterizations and profound symbolism are sure to linger in readers’ minds.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[Henkes’s] characters live, lingering in the memory. An outstanding book.” - Kirkus Reviews (pointer)

“A challenging and skillful book.” - Times Educational Supplement

“If you know Henkes only as a writer/illustrator for younger children, this book will be a pleasant surprise.” - Chicago Tribune Books

“What readers will love about this book is the friendship between these two very different loners.” - ALA Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688113568
  • ISBN 10: 0688113567
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 09/16/1992
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price:26.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

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