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The Jupiter Stone

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
This striking picturebook chronicles the journey of a small striped stone-which bears an uncanny resemblance to the planet Jupiter-from its beginning in the heavens to its landing on primordial Earth to its return to space. Award-winning author/illustrator Paul Owen Lewis has created a simple yet never-ending story which will inspire more questions than it answers. First ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Tricycle Press
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Apr 27, 2016 TK421 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-children
So my son wanted me to read him something that dealt with space the other night and I luckily picked this one up at the library that morning. It's a pretty neat story of a stone that travels through the vastness of space, endures millions of years on earth, and then is picked up by a little boy on the beach when he is walking with his mother. The boy and his mother start chatting about where this stone might have come from, which gives the boy an idea.

I won't spoil the story, but suffice it to
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Apr 21, 2013 Whole And rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
I was pleasantly surprised that my 3.5 yo daughter wanted to read this several times. The illustrations are wonderful telling the story almost on their own. There are only a handful of phrases complimenting the pictures allowing for pauses to ignite imagination.

My favourite is the William Blake's quote at the very end:
"To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour"

It really captures the intent of the author.

Aug 07, 2013 Patricia rated it liked it
Paul Owen Lewis writes and illustrates magical books about our home here in the northwest Salish Sea area in which his paintings tell more about the story than the words do.

My children and I liked this story very much, about a stone that fell from space to Earth, where it sat undisturbed for millions of years (even though life around it changed continuously) until a child found it and managed to send it back into space where it was found by another child.
Amy Pavlov
Jun 29, 2008 Amy Pavlov rated it it was ok
The illustrations are beautiful - no doubt. The story is, to me, sweet. Somehow, though, I feel like the book misses the mark. Maybe what's wrong is that my daughter isn't old enough for it yet, but even after many readings, my daughter is still confused and she is not as enchanted as other readers seem to be. We'll keep the book and read it again, and if in the future we change our minds, I'll come back and edit this review.
Feb 04, 2009 Sharon rated it it was amazing
This book is a wonderful children s book. My 4 year old son, loves space and he can "read" every page. The momentum of the book is perfect for a child who can't sit longer than 15 minutes for a story.
Oct 17, 2007 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: parents
This is one of the few books my son and I have checked out from the library more than once. It's very simple, with very few words, but I dare you to read it and not get at least one goosebump. =)
Jan 25, 2012 Vicki rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture
A book with few words, yet lovely illustrations. The few words need to be heard by older children, in order to understand the stone's journey.
Julie Suzanne
Aug 16, 2009 Julie Suzanne rated it liked it
Shelves: uu, picture-books, science
A cute quick read to get children thinking about space, time, erosion (a little), and to think about big issues. Inspires wondering and inspires giving back to the world, in a subtle way.
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Loved this book! Beautiful pictures and lovable story. I'd own this one!
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The illustrations in this book are fantastic.
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