The Wretched Stone

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 31 pages
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We learn from the log of the Rita Anne that her voyage is going remarkably well. A clever and happy crew makes the days pass quickly. Then, on an uncharted island, the sailors discover an odd, glowing rock. Bringing it aboard, the captain notices the frightening and disastrous effect it has on his crew. But luck and courage restores the crew and finds a proper home for "the wretched stone". Full color throughout.
 

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User Review  - athena.j - LibraryThing

The genre of this book is modern fantasy. A ship's captain sets out on a fantastic voyage when he and hizncrew stumble on anunknown island. They find a special glowing stone, and bring it aboard their ... Read full review

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User Review  - KristinHopwood - LibraryThing

In a story recounted through the daily log of Captain Allan Hope, the sailors aboard the Rita Anne become mesmerized and transformed by a mysterious glowing rock, and only music and books can restore ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
19
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About the author (1991)

Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi . The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg is a former instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Visit him at chrisvanallsburg.com.

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