Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Little Stone Lion

Author: Kim Xiong

First line: I am the guardian spirit of the village.

Why you should read this book: A short, lyrical, comforting first-person story written from the point of view of a small stone lion attached to a post in a Chinese village. Time moves on, but the lion remains the same, keeping its memories of all the people who have ever lived there, as it provides comfort for the children still growing up. Lovely illustrations and a hopeful tone.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Animism upsets you.

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