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Graven Images

author: Paul Fleischman

illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline

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.
Paul Fleischman, in his Newbery Honor winning book, 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.
suggested retail price (U.S.):
$8.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763685798 / 9780763685799
pub date:
08/2014
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / EBook
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
128 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
 
subjects:
Horror; Ghost Stories; Horror; Short Stories;
author’s comments:
Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He is the author of numerous books, including picture books, young adult fiction, poetry, plays, and nonfiction. Paul Fleischman lives in Santa Cruz.
 
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