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Returning from the fields one evening, John and Clara are amazed to discover all their chores at home already done and everything set out for supper. Are their invisible helpers somehow connected with the two white stones that Clara found the other day? The mysterious, magical Aunt Easter sends Clara and John on a quest to solve the mystery. Armed only with her advice and the courage of their loving hearts, the couple must confront the sinister conjure - man. If they can defeat his evil enchantments, they will unmask thesecret of the stones — and fulfill their hearts' desire.<P>Robert D. San Souci, award-winning author of The Talking Eggs, found the roots of this tale in both African-American Arkansas folklore and Bantu legend, and has thrillingly retold this heartwarming story of a childless couple who will dare anything to fill the void in their lives. And acclaimed artist James E. Ransome's vigorous, jewel-toned paintings carry the reader into the majestic Ozark mountains and inside this touching account of love and courage.

Synopsis:

When they try to find out who is doing their chores while they are working in the field, a childless couple discovers that the two stones they have brought home are actually two bewitched orphans. 28 full-color illustrations.

Synopsis:

When John and Clara return to their cabin from working in the fields one evening, they are startled to discover that all of their household chores have been done. The mysterious, magical Aunt Easter tells the couple the identity of these unknown benefactors and their connection to the two white stones that Clara keeps in the house. Armed solely with Aunt Easter's advice and their own affectionate, courageous hearts, John and Clara must confront the evil conjure man. Only then will they solve the secret of the stones and fill the void in their childless home.

Robert San Souci has drawn again from the rich legacy of African-American folklore, as he did in his acclaimed The Hired Hand and The Talking Eggs. And the deep, jewel-like colors of James Ransome's paintings carry the reader into the majestic Ozark mountains and inside this marvelously dramatic and touching story of love and courage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803716407
Editor:
Fogelman, Phyllis
Author:
Ransome, James
Editor:
Fogelman, Phyllis
Author:
Robert D. San Souci
Author:
San Souci, Robert D.
Author:
Ransome, James
Publisher:
Dial Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Folklore -- United States.
Subject:
Slaves -- Southern States -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Phyllis Fogelman Books
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.28x9.32x.47 in. 1.07 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , When they try to find out who is doing their chores while they are working in the field, a childless couple discovers that the two stones they have brought home are actually two bewitched orphans. 28 full-color illustrations.
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When John and Clara return to their cabin from working in the fields one evening, they are startled to discover that all of their household chores have been done. The mysterious, magical Aunt Easter tells the couple the identity of these unknown benefactors and their connection to the two white stones that Clara keeps in the house. Armed solely with Aunt Easter's advice and their own affectionate, courageous hearts, John and Clara must confront the evil conjure man. Only then will they solve the secret of the stones and fill the void in their childless home.

Robert San Souci has drawn again from the rich legacy of African-American folklore, as he did in his acclaimed The Hired Hand and The Talking Eggs. And the deep, jewel-like colors of James Ransome's paintings carry the reader into the majestic Ozark mountains and inside this marvelously dramatic and touching story of love and courage.

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