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Stonecutter

Newton, Pam

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ISBN 10: 0399221875 / ISBN 13: 9780399221873
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, N,Y., 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Illus dj & boards front & back gloss illus. Indian Folktale retold and illus. in beautiful color. A discontented stonecutter is never satisfied with each wish that is granted him. Size: 8 1/2 x 10 1/4. Bookseller Inventory # I12

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Title: Stonecutter

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, N,Y.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: HC Owner Label Inside Front Cv

Illustrator: Newton, Pam

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Impression.

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A retelling of a traditional Indian tale in which a discontented stonecutter is never satisfied with each wish that is granted him.

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Grade 1-3-- This fable of human dissatisfaction and the greedy wish for "more" is familiar in many versions. The stonecutter's ambitions transform him (thanks to the mountain spirit) into a merchant, a king, the sun, a cloud, the wind, a mountain--and back to a stonecutter at last, happy with his new understanding of the relativity of power. Newton's retelling is polished and has read-aloud potential. Her illustrations are far different from Gerald McDermott's well-known treatment of the tale (Penguin, 1975). The curving stylization of forms here evokes the art of India, the probable source of the story. Newton uses pale, minimally shaded color: luminous lemon-yellow, warm orange, and a range of blue-greens. The placement of the framed text on the page and the flat-space juxtaposition of forms also recall Indian design conventions. A book worth putting on the folktale shelf, even if it sits next to another retelling. --Patricia Dooley, University of Washington, Seattle
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