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A single stone

by Marilyn Wallace

  • 138 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Oakland (Calif.)
    • Subjects:
    • Oakland (Calif.) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMarilyn Wallace.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3573.A4266 S57 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination292 p. ;
      Number of Pages292
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1534332M
      ISBN 100385421184
      LC Control Number91012156
      OCLC/WorldCa23383449

      Praise For A Single Stone The prose flows gracefully, like rivulets down a mountainside. Like its classic predecessors, Nan Chauncy's Tangara () and Patricia Wrightson's The Nargun and the Stars (), this Australian novel explores the ways in which identity is tied to the land one inhabits. A beautiful, sparkling gem. Lamont Books offers a subscription based standing order service with nine monthly packages a year. The categories include Early Childhood, Picture Story, Primary Fiction, Secondary Fiction and Primary Non-Fiction. We are a independent, family owned and operated Australian company with over 25 years experience in the book industry.

        This is an idea that’s made its way into the book in a few different guises. 2 favourite things about A Single Stone. 1. The bird motif. Birds appear at a number of points in one form or another, and I’m quietly pleased with how I’ve used them to represent certain things, and with the way that shifts across the course of the book. In an isolated society, one girl makes a discovery that will change everything — and learns that a single stone, once set in motion, can bring down a mountain. Jena — strong, respected, reliable — is the leader of the line, a job every girl in the village dreams of.

        Released only May this year, A Single Stone won the Griffith University Children's Book Award. I got to meet its gorgeous author, Meg McKinley, at the QLD Literary Awards ceremony. (You can read all about it!) A Single Stone tells the story of Jena, leader of the line. For generations, her tiny village has. Books. Picture Books. How to Make a Bird; Let Me Sleep, Sheep! DUCK! The Penguins Are Coming! Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros; No Bears; Ten Tiny Things; The Truth About Penguins; Drawn Onward; Chapter Books. Bella and the Wandering House; Duck for a Day; Definitely No Ducks; Going for Broke; The Big Dig; Wreck the Halls; Junior Fiction. Catch A.


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In A Single Stone, McKinlay tells the story of Jena, who lives in a village that was cut off by a rock slide generations ago. Without access to other fuel, their village relies on the smallest and most lithe young girls to venture into the tunnels of the mountain in order to harvest precio/5.

About A Single Stone. In an isolated society, one girl makes a discovery that will change everything — and learns that a single stone, once set in motion, can bring down a mountain.

Jena — strong, respected, reliable — is the leader of the line, a job every girl in the village dreams of. Watched over by A single stone book Mothers as one of the chosen seven, Jena’s years spent denying herself food and wrapping her. In A Single Stone, McKinlay tells the story of Jena, who lives in a village that was cut off by a rock slide generations ago.

Without access to other fuel, their village relies on the smallest and most lithe young girls to venture into the tunnels of the mountain in order to harvest precious mica.4/5(12). ‘A Single Stone is a beautiful and delicate novel that tackles some big questions about gender and power in an interesting manner, entertaining the reader.

With body image, women’s roles in society, and government corruption all part of this powerful novel hopefully this book gets young adults talking about these important issues.’. A haunting story -- Sue Baxalle * New Zealand Herald * 'A Single Stone' is everything I want in book for our young people: beautifully haunting writing; each word carefully considered; a melodic rhythm to the story; and issues so varied and vast that young minds are set alight with imaginings and then burn slow with questions and gathered wisdom/5().

Wonderful. Highly recommended for readers of 13+ -- Books in Print * Books in Print * I can highly recommend this book. It takes a brave soul to question the status quo. -- ReadPlus * ReadPlus * After reading several fast-paced and adrenaline-driven novels recently, the steady, thoughtful unfolding of A Single Stone was refreshing.

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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Author: Meg Mckinlay. 10 quotes from A Single Stone: ‘Alive. That was the first thing.A daughter. That was the knew this without being told, without searching th Author: Meg McKinlay.

Use this discussion guide to integrate the young adult novel A Single Stone into classroom learning and independent activities. Many of the discussion questions are suitable for outside assignments, reflective writing, or journaling.

This gripping story, first published in Australia, unearths the sinister underpinnings of an isolated matriarchal society. A catastrophic event known as “Rockfall” created a sealed community ruled. BookPage Behind the Book by Meg McKinlay Ma In the isolated society of A Single Stone, only the seven smallest girls can tunnel into the mountain in search of the mica that allows their isolated society to survive harsh winters.

A Single Stone has won many awards over the years for various reasons, so I am not the first one to love this book. It is a dystopian novel but also has some occult influences which all make it subtly terrifying.

Jena has always lived in the village. A Single Stone: Book Review Sunday, 10 July The chosen few works in the tunnels collecting the mica but is are they chosen by chance or design. And what of the rest of the world.

Title: A Single Stone. Author: Meg McKinlay. ISBN: Classification: Fiction Type: YA. A Single Stone deals in themes of power, the environment and identity in nuanced ways.

Girls are raised to shape their bodies through controlled eating, self-sacrifice and submission to the group. Girls are raised to shape their bodies through controlled eating, self-sacrifice and submission to the group.

Meg McKinlay, A Single Stone, Walker Books, 1 Maypp., $ (pbk), IBSN A Single Stone is a beautifully written spine tingling story about a mysterious tribe which relies on mica to warm and light theirslight girls are prized because they can climb into the mountain and harvest the metal.

The distribution of the mica depends on the type of. A Single Stone is a thoughtful middle fiction novel. The isolation of the village and the process of mining the mica create a fascinating background for an engaging story. It is the underlying themes and ideas and the questions they provoke, however, that will remain with readers after the book.

A Single Stone is a beautiful and delicate novel that tackles some big questions about gender and power in an interesting manner, entertaining the reader. With body image, women’s roles in society, and government corruption all part of this powerful novel hopefully this book gets young adults talking about these important issues.

A single stone. [Megan McKinlay] -- Jena--strong, respected, reliable--is the leader of the line, a job every girl in the village dreams of. Watched over by the Mothers as one of the chosen seven, Jena's years spent denying herself.

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Jena — strong, respected, reliable — is the leader of the line, a job every girl in the village dreams of. In an isolated society, one girl makes a discovery that will change everything - and learns that a single stone, once set in motion, can bring down a mountain.

Jena - strong, respected, reliable - is the leader of the line, a job every girl in the village dreams of. Watched over by the Mothers as. Summary: In an isolated society, one girl makes a discovery that will change everything—and learns that a single stone, once set in motion, can bring down a —strong, respected, reliable—is the leader of the line, a job every girl in the village dreams : Meg Mckinlay.

Publisher Description In an isolated society, one girl makes a discovery that will change everything—and learns that a single stone, once set in motion, can bring down a mountain.

Jena—strong, respected, reliable—is the leader of the line, a job every girl in the village dreams of.