Monday, April 13, 2009

Stonecutter Jon Muth John Kuramoto

Stonecutter illustrated by Jon J. Muth words by John Kuramoto- The retelling of a Chinese folktale, about a man who is never satisfied with his position in life. He begins as a stonecutter, then he becomes a merchant. As the story continues he changes into something new for more power or prestige soon, not even being the sun is good enough. I was unfamiliar with this Chinese fable, so though its small I took my time. There were moments when I paused either to reread or appreciate the artwork. As always Muth's illustrations are simple and beautiful. Enjoy the clip of Muth talking about Stonecutter