the picture stone

Summary:

Mindy Magee finished lunch, gathered her beach chair and some books, found her favorite spot under a shade tree by the lake, and began to read. After a few minutes, she nodded off to sleep. A chilling breeze and an odd sound awakened her. In front of her was a large golden bird who introduced himself to her and extended an invitation to a party from Princess Min of the land of Zot. Should she go? Will it be dangerous? What will she tell her parents? Would she be able to return?

Educational Themes:

The story demonstrates the wonder of imagination, the lure of curiosity, and the power of a positive outlook on life. The plot and characters provide ample topics and situations for meaningful thought and discussion.

Reading Level:
5.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 10
Purchase Recommendation:
This book is a “buy” for a bedtime reading selection and/or for a read aloud book for the classroom.
Little Kid Reaction

Review pending.

Big Kid Reaction

In addition to writing a great story, the author gives the reader ample opportunity to reflect/discuss questions about family, friends, personal responsibility, curiosity, and power of a positive outlook on life.

Pros:

This is a simple and imaginative adventure story. The plot is interesting and quick paced. The characters and their roles are carefully drawn and are essential to the adventure.

Cons:

None.


Title The Picture Stone
About
Author David G. Hepworth
Publisher Trafford Publishing © 2006
ISBN 1412090539
Material Paperback
Cost $10.96
Genres Adventure, Middle Grade, Fantasy
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