Words of Stone by Kevin Henkes

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Blaze Werla is having a typical summer. He lives in the country with his father and grandmother. He spends his days alone, wandering around the hill beside his home.

Then the message appears on the side of the hill. And Blaze's summer suddenly takes a turn toward the mysterious. By the time Blaze meets Joselle Stark, the unexpected seems almost normal.


About Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the creator of award-winning books for children and young readers. Many of them star his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent books are Little White Rabbit, Junonia, and the first two books in this series, Penny and Her Song and Penny and Her Doll. Kevin Henkes lives in Madison, Wisconsin. You can visit him online at www.KevinHenkes.com.
Published July 2, 2013 by Greenwillow Books. 163 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A brash Gilly Hopkins of a child, Joselle nonetheless reaches out to her new neighbor, and the two form a tentative friendship that is helping both until Blaze catches Joselle in a lie--a self-protective habit his example has been inspiring her to overcome--and bitterly rejects her.

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"In this stirring contemporary novel, Henkes paints a poignant picture of two lonely children whose paths cross one summer," according to PW 's boxed review.

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In this stirring contemporary novel set in rural Wisconsin, Henkes ( Chrysanthemum ;

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