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Finding the Green Stone
Johnny lives in a town where everyone owns a shiny green stone. He has one, too, until his mean-spirited behavior makes him lose it. His family and the whole town help him search, but to find it, he alone must discover the “bright green sun in his heart.” “A symbolic and sensitive tale about a young boy who discovers that happiness and fulfillment can come from within.”--A ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 31st 1991 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Oh my word. Julie and Olivia suggested this one to me after that awful "Boy Who Swallowed Snakes" book. Yeah, this one is just as creepy. The pictures are awful! The moral/lesson is being rammed down your throat. Some of the things that happen are completely ridiculous. The wording at some points is just dumb or cheesy--or both. Almost makes me wish my favorite color wasn't green. Give me a break. The woman who wrote "The Color Purple" should NOT be writing children's books. Especially when the ...more
Finding the Green Stone is the story of young Johnny, who lives in a society where everyone has a green stone. Through kindness and love, the stones shine brighter and brighter. However, due to bad choices mad by Johnny, his stone nearly fizzles out. The rest of the story revolves around Johnny trying to learn what kindness truly is. This was a very neat book; the concept was very creative. The book has a good moral lesson, even though the illustrations were average. I would certainly recommend ...more
Alice Walker, one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, Walker became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessi ...moreMore about Alice Walker...