“Two-time Newbery Award winner Katherine Paterson teams up with her husband, John, for this ‘freely abridged’ version of the Eden Phillpott’s classic, originally published in 1910. The result is a rollicking adventure through time and magic, a tale about greed and the wages for lusting after power. From the day the Stone Age mason chips the Flint Heart into being, trouble will follow in its wake. Thousands of years later, when the ancient talisman shows up to tempt a kindly farmer, two small children must travel through fairyland to discover the Heart’s secrets, seeking to free their father, and all mankind, from its evil. Full of wordplay and humor, studded with John Rocco’s lively illustrations, this is a wonderful mortality tale perfect for reading aloud.”—Kristine, The Snow Goose Bookstore, Stanwood, WA. Buy The Flint Heart from your local indie.