The Worry Stone



Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Marianna Dengler
Illustrator: Sibyl Graber Gerig
Date of Publication: 1996
ISBN: 0873586425
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Aug. 2002

Synopsis: When a small, serious boy joins Amanda on the park bench, she remembers that once she was small and serious too, but she had Grandfather--and his wonderful stories. With stunning and powerful watercolor illustrations, The Worry Stone is three beautiful tales woven together, the way human lives are connected despite distance and time.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  The author created this legend. Create your own legend and illustrate it.
•  Make hats with red feathers and tell your own story. Design the hat with what you do when you are worried.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!