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.
About the Author
Paul Fleischman has written novels, plays, poetry, and nonfiction. He has received the Newbery Medal, been a finalist for the National Book Award, and was the U.S. nominee for the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Russia and educated at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. His first book was Philip Booth's "Crossing", named a 2001 Best Book by "Publishers Weekly". He is best known for his books with Kate di Camillo, "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane", and "Great Joy". Bagram lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.