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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (141 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Fleischman Narrator: Paul Michael, Susan Denaker, Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Paul Fleischman spins three engrossing stories about the unexpected ways an artist's creations reveal truths - tales whose intriguing plots and many moods will entertain readers and inspire future writers.

Can wood, copper, or marble communicate? They can if they are the graven images in Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman's trio of eerie, beguiling short stories. If you whisper a secret into a wooden statue's ear, will anyone find out? Can a wobbly weathervane bearing the image of Saint Crispin, the patron saint of shoemakers, steer a love-struck apprentice toward the girl of his dreams? And if a ghost hires a sculptor to carve a likeness of him holding a drink to a baby's lips, what ghastly crime might lie behind his request? And, in a brand-new afterword, the acclaimed storyteller reveals how he found his own author's voice. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Excellent fare.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Fleischman brings together compelling tales of human foibles with such charm that readers may serendipitously find themselves in the midst of learning profound lessons.”

    Children’s Literature

  • A Newbery Honor Book in 1983

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Catherine | 1/4/2014

    " I like the common theme in the three stories, but they were a bit underdeveloped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Arlene Allen | 12/8/2013

    " After reading the Borning Room I became a diehard Fleischman fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marya | 12/5/2013

    " Good, solid storytelling, but the illustrations aren't that great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kesha | 9/21/2013

    " Wonderful tales of the dangers of worshipping idols. The stories have a wondrous progression, yet I found the Binnacle Boy to be stupendously crafted with a clever plot, that's how the book opens up. The overall content seems mature for any grade younger than the sixth. "

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