The Seeing Stick

By Jane Yolen; Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini (Illustrator)
Running Press Kids, Hardcover, 9780762420483, 34pp.

Publication Date: September 2009

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From the New York Times bestselling author of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

About the Author
Jane has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She sets the highest standard for the industry, not only in the meaningful body of work she has created, but also in her support of fellow authors and artists. Her books range from the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series to the Caldecott winning Owl Moon to popular novels such as The Devil s Arithmetic, Snow in Summer, and The Young Merlin Trilogy, to award-winning books of poetry such as Grumbles from the Forest, and A Mirror to Nature. In all, she has written over 335 books (she s lost count), won numerous awards (one even set her good coat on fire), and has been given six honorary doctorates in literature. For more information, please visit

DANIELA JAGLENKA TERRAZZINI is an illustrator whose work has appeared in galleries worldwide. Since beginning her career as an illustrator, Daniela s clients have included Running Press, Chronicle Books, Bottle Green, Crabtree and Evelyn, Bloomsbury, Harper Collins, MacMillan, Marks and Spencer and Puffin. Her contemporary take on classic style has allowed Daniela to take on some very challenging picture books. "The Seeing Stick" (Running Press) and "The Animals Marco Polo Saw" (Chronicle) have attracted much industry acclaim.

Praise For The Seeing Stick

Kiwi Magazine, October 2009
“Thirty plus years later, this inspirational book tells the story of a young emperor’s daughter without vision, who manages to ’see’ with her fingers and open up a whole new world. It’s a beautiful story and will offer children a perspective on our many senses and how we can use them to experience our world. The illustrations are glorious and could stand alone as a work of art.”

Smithsonian Pan Asian Pacific Studies’ “Book Dragon” blog, 10/09
“Without a doubt, the most remarkable part of this striking new edition of Jane Yolen’s 1977 title are the pictures… the tale comes to vibrant life with newcomer (this is only her second children’s title!) Daniela Terrazzini’s magical pictures…The transformation of Hwei Ming’s world, both in her story and on the actual page, is astonishing. Terrazzini’s talent truly presents a magical gift of technicolor sight.”

Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/27/09
“Beautifully embossed pages invite young readers to trace their own fingertips across the page, learning how the princess "grew eyes on the tips of her fingers.”, 12/2/09
“I've read an incredible number of picture books, but the beauty of these pages was a surprise even for me. I was, quite literally, seeing the story in a new way.”

Biblio-voracious BlogSpot
“Terrazzini's illustrations are exquisite, and even if the story hadn't been written by the immensely talented Yolen, the pictures alone would make it a worthwhile purchase.”

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