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Melting Stones

Tamora Pierce


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Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (4/14/2015)
MP3 CD (4/14/2015)
Paperback (8/1/2010)
Compact Disc (10/1/2007)

Winter 2009 Kids' List

“Evvy is an apprentice 'stone mage' who likes rocks better than people. But when she and her teacher find themselves trapped on an island with an emerging volcano, Evvy must find more strength than she's ever dreamed of to save the people she has come to care about. Melting Stones is a wonderful coming-of-age story for anyone who has ever felt out of place or alone.”
— Sara Glassman, Little Professor Book Center, Homewood, AL
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New York Times bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce returns to the world of the Circle of Magic Quartet.
Evvy, a young stone mage in training, is accompanying her mentor, Rosethorn, and another dedicate from Winding Circle while they investigate mysterious happenings on the island of Starns. Her job is to listen and learn, but, being Evvy, she can't just keep quiet and do nothing. With the help of Luvo, the rock being she befriended at her home in Yanjing, Evvy discovers the source of the problem — a long-dormant volcano. Now she and her friends must save the islanders from impending disaster — if only Evvy can use her talents to avert the certain destruction that looms ahead.

Scholastic Press, 9780545052641, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

About the Author

Tamora Pierce is the critically acclaimed author of more than twenty novels, including the Circle of Magic and The Circle Opens quartets, THE WILL OF THE EMPRESS, MELTING STONES, and, most recently, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Beka Cooper trilogy. She lives in New York State with her husband, Tim, and her seven cats and two birds. Visit her online at