The Clever Stick (Hardcover)

By John Lechner, John Lechner (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763639501, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2009



Is it enough for a stick to be sharp if he can't share his thoughts? A sweet, simple fable about finding one's voice is sure to inspire creative minds of all ages.

The stick has always been clever: it solves difficult problems, enjoys poetry, and ponders the music of birds and the beauty of a rose. The one thing it can't do is speak. And because of this, no one can see that the stick is clever; all they can see is a stick. John Lechner, the creator of A FROGGY FABLE, follows the most unlikely of heroes on a journey of self-discovery, arriving at a place that will surprise and enchant readers everywhere.

About the Author

John Lechner is an artist, animator, multimedia designer, and puppeteer, and the author-llustrator of the picture book A FROGGY FABLE and the graphic storybook STICKY BURR: ADVENTURES IN BURRWOOD FOREST. He lives in Needham, Massachusetts.

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