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The Lucky Stone

The Lucky Stone( )
Author: Clifton, Lucille
Illustrator: Payson, Dale
ISBN:978-0-440-45110-5
Publication Date:May 1986
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Imprint:Yearling
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $5.99
Book Description:

There is nothing Tee enjoys more than sitting out on the porch with her great-greatmother, listening to the fascinating stories about the lucky stone. Shiny and black as night, it brought good fortune to each of its owners for over one hundred years. First it helped Mandy, a runaway slave, win her freedom. Then it saved Vashti from death by lightning at a prayer meeting. And it even saved Tee's great-grandmother from the ferocious dancing dog and helped her...
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Book Details
Pages:64
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.19 x 7.56 x 0.16 Inches
Book Weight:0.112 Pounds
Author Biography
Clifton, Lucille (Author)
Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, New York on June 27, 1936. She was the first person in her family to graduate from high school. She attended Howard University, where she majored in drama, for two years before deciding that she would rather write poetry. Her first poetry collection Good Times was published in 1969. During her lifetime, she wrote 11 books of poetry and 20 children's books. She won numerous awards including the Coretta Scott King Award for Everett Anderson's Good-bye in 1984, the National Book Award for Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000 in 2001, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize award in 2007. She was the Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1979 to 1985. She died after a long battle with cancer and other illnesses on February 13, 2010 at the age of 73.

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