Graven images: 3 stories
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. "From the Hardcover edition."
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GRAVEN IMAGESUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
From the author of The Half-a-Moon Inn; three polished tales set in the past and told with dexterous application of old genre techniques. The first makes a cracking little whodunit of a reclusive old ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - extrajoker - LibraryThing
stories: The Binnacle Boy / Saint Crispin's Follower / The Man of Influence Here are three very different stories with two common threads: one is an element of the supernatural (whether real or ... Read full review