Johnny lives in a town where everyone has a glowing green stone. Johnny has one too - until his mean-spirited behavior causes him to lose it. Accompanied by his family and the whole community, Johnny begins his search, but soon discovers that he alone can find the green stone - when he finds the love that glows bright within his heart.In this, her second collaboration with Catherine Deeter, Alice Walker teaches us that our love for family and friends brings us the most powerful peace and happiness of all.
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Book Description Harcourt Brace, NY, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Catherine Deeter (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). In a mylar jacket cover. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 040508
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1991. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In a small community on the Earth,'' every person and animal possesses a shiny green stone. If a stone's owner shows warmth, love and respect to others, his stone glows, but negative actions and feelings cause the stone to become dull and gray until restitution can be made. When Johnny loses his green stone, he must discover the strength and wisdom within himself that will bring the magic glow back to his life. Walker presents a rather forced message in this strange story. The tone is ethereal and removed--odd qualities in such a personal plot--while the writing style, especially the dialogue, is stiff and didactic. Young readers will have difficulty understanding the confusing concept that a person's inner goodness should be reflected in an iridescent rock. Deeter's warm acrylic paintings are full of life, depicting the multiethnic inhabitants of this unusual town, which itself seems enveloped by an eerie green light. The book's intent is noble but in the end simply too hard to swallow. All ages. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_015227538X
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 015227538X
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX015227538X
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11015227538X