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The Blue Stone

A Journey Through Life
By Jimmy Liao (Hardcover Book, 2008)
From 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.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $16.99 US/$18.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316113830

    • On Sale Date: 04/01/2008

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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From 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.

Jimmy Liao was born in Taipei, Taiwan and received a degree in design from the Chinese Culture University. He is the author and illustrator of 18 hugely popular books that have been translated into English, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, and Thai. His first book for Little, Brown, The Sound of Colors, was published March 2006.
  • Praise for The Sound of Colors:
    A Book Sense Pick
    A Borders Original Voices nominee

    "A meditation on blindness that will stay with readers long after they have closed the...book."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    "Wonderful, full of imagination and glow."--Kirkus

    "Intriguing and thought-provoking."--The Horn Book

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Product Details

The Blue Stone
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $16.99 US/$18.99 CAN
  • Pages: 80
  • Physical Dimensions: 8-1/8" x 9-3/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316113830
  • On Sale Date: 04/01/2008
The Blue Stone