The Jade Stone by Caryn Yacowitz
A Chinese Folktale

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When the Great Emperor of All China commands him to carve a Dragon of Wind and Fire in a piece of perfect jade, Chan Lo discovers the stone wants to be something else.

About Caryn Yacowitz

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Author BioPumpkin Fiesta is Caryn Yacowitz' first book for HarperCollins Children's Books. She lives in Palo Alto, CA. Illustrator BioJoe Cepeda also illustrated Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron. He lives in Rosemead, CA. Joe?Cepeda is the illustrator of many awarding-winning picture books?including "Peeny Butter Fudge" by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, "What a Truly Cool World "by Julius Lester, a?"Family Life" Magazine Top 10 Best Books of the Year, a "Family Fun" Critic's Choice, and?BCCB Blue Ribbon Book", Mice and Beans "by Pam Mu?oz Ryan, and "Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey" by Joy Cowley which was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Mr Cepeda received his BFA in illustration from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Cepeda received the Recognition of Merit Award for 2000 from The George G. Stone Center for Children's Books. His illustrations have appeared in publications such as The Los Angeles Times; Buzz, Inc. Magazine; and Latina Magazine.
Published March 1, 1992 by Holiday House. 36 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When the Emperor of China is given a perfect piece of jade, he orders master carver Chan Lo to form from it ``a dragon of wind and fire.'' But Chan Lo can carve only what he hears in the stone, and the gentle, playful sounds emanating from this noble piece speak of a graceful trio of carp.

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A stone carver can't carve the dragon out of the ``perfect piece of green and white jade stone,'' as the Great Emperor of All China has commanded, because a dragon is not what the stone innately ``wants'' to be.

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