The Blue Stone

The Blue Stone Cover

The Blue Stone

A Journey Through Life

By Sarah Thompson (Translator); Jimmy Liao

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316113830, 80pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

From internationally renowned author and illustrator Jimmy Liao comes a new enchanting and evocative journey." "Breathtaking illustrations and a haunting story take readers on a wondrous voyage around the world. A large, beautiful blue stone is discovered in a forest. It is cut in half, and one half stays in the forest while the other starts on a long and mystical journey through many places, many owners, and many transformations. It begins as a statue of an elephant, admired by museum goers, and then becomes a carved bird residing in an elderly woman's garden. It becomes a moon, a cat, a necklace, and more, until it finally returns to the forest." The Blue Stone" is a powerful tale of different life paths and possibilities, a longing for home, and love.

About the Author
Jimmy Liao was born in Taipei, Taiwan and received a degree in design from the Chinese Culture University. He is the author and illustrator of 18 hugely popular books that have been translated into English, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, and Thai. His first book for Little, Brown, The Sound of Colors, was published March 2006.