I have wanted to write children’s stories for the longest.
I’ve always thought in order to write children’s I have to understand children.
I have to get inside the mind of a child. I know there are three things
important to a story: desire, obstacle, and resolution. These are
just three of the important things in a story. When I read “The Secret
of the Stones” I was truly amazed. Now let me give you a brief
synopsis. “The secret of the stones” is a story about a black
couple having no children.
They stumble upon two stones that
they take back home. These stones turned into a black orphan
boy and black orphan girl. They do all the cleaning and housework
while the black couple is out but disappear when they return.
They were spotted due to a neighbor. Yet, they had to get a
magic charm to make the children reappear briefly. Then,
they finally figure out how to take off the spell permanently,
so that the children never disappear. I love this happy story.
The whole concept of the story takes my mind to another place.
I wish this story was possible in real life. I describe the
story as mysterious. I had so much fun reading this.
The whole perspective is fresh and new. It impressed me
compared to the other children’s books I read but didn’t
get into. I rate this story a 10 out of 10 and it is number 1
out of my top 10.
The story is called “The Secret of the Stones” and it is
retold by Robert. D. San SOuci. The pictures
are by James Ransome. The publisher is Phyllis Fogelman
books and the state of publishing is New York.
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