One of our kid reviewers really liked The Stone Girl's Story by, Sarah Beth Durst. His note says, "Recommended for (fans of) #wildwood About a stone girl who's family is eroding who goes to find a stone mason."— RIA kid reviewer
Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time is eroding these vital marks, and Mayka must find a stonemason to recarve them. But the search is more complex than she had imagined, and Mayka uncovers a scheme endangering all stone creatures. Only someone who casts stories into stone can help—but whom can Mayka trust? Where is the stonemason who will save them?
Action and insight combine in this magical coming-of-age novel as the young heroine realizes the savior she’s been searching for is herself.
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"Mayka is a strong, believable heroine that readers will root for. ..This exciting adventure has moments reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz, in which the protagonist must rely on herself and her friends to find inner courage and her way to safety."—School Library Journal, review
"With a deft balance between the thrilling journey and the artfully built world of magic, this is as beautiful and adventurous as the graceful stone birds accompanying Mayka on her journey."--Booklist
"Featuring a richly diverse cast, vividly imagined worldbuilding, and passionate storytelling, Durst’s middle grade fantasy is a feast for the senses."-Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
"Mayka’s thoughtful explorations of how the stories told about us shape our lives will especially appeal to young readers beginning to tell their own stories."--Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books