The Flint Heart

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The Flint Heart

authors: Katherine Paterson; John Paterson, Sr.
illustrator: John Rocco

When a Stone Age man demands a talisman that will harden his heart and give him ultimate power, the tribeís magic man reluctantly creates the Flint Heart. Thousands of years later, the sinister talisman reemerges. Can Charles and his sister Unity, who have consulted with fairies such as the Zagabog, the wisest creature in the universe, find a way to rescue humans, fairies, and animals alike from the Flint Heartís dark influence? This magical Victorian fantasy, retold by former National Ambassador for Young Peopleís Literature Katherine Paterson with her late husband, author John Paterson, is now available in an accessible, affordable paperback with appealing black-and-white illustrations.

"A magical adventure. . . . Should win the hearts of a new generation." ó Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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1536203718 /  9781536203714
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Middle Grade Fiction / Paperback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
288 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Action & Adventure; Legends, Myths, Fables; Fantasy & Magic;
author’s comments:
Katherine Paterson is a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Her international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. She is a two-time winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award, and she has received many other accolades for her works, including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the Governorís Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont. Katherine Paterson also was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000. She lives in Barre, Vermont.

John Paterson Sr. (1932 - 2013) collaborated with his wife, Newbery Award-winning author Katherine Paterson, on Consider the Lilies, Images of God, and Blueberries for the Queen. He also collaborated with his son, John B. Paterson Jr., on Robertoís Trip to the Top.
illustrator’s comments:
John Rocco collaborated with Whoopie Goldberg on the picture book Alice and was Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering and served as pre-production art director at Dreamworks for the film Shrek. His children's books include Fu Finds the Way, Wolf! Wolf!, and Moondust, and his illustrations are also featured on the jackets of Rick Riordan's best-selling YA series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. John Rocco lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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