Kristine Thorson and Robert Thorson
What can the rocks in old stone walls tell us about how the earth’s crust was shaped, melted by volcanoes, carved by glaciers, and worn by weather? And what can they tell us about earlier people on the land and the first settlers? As Adam and his grandfather work together to repair the family farm’s old stone walls, Adam learns how fascinating geology can be, and how the everyday landscape provides intriguing clues to the past.
Gus Moore’s richly detailed paintings are the perfect complement to a story full of imagery and wonder.
Praise for Stone Wall Secrets
This heartfelt picture book features a well crafted story, detailed descriptions, and distinctive paintings. After reading this outstanding publication, readers will never look at old stones the same way again Stone Wall Secrets promises to engage readers at every age, and will be a favorite of generations for years to come.
A grandfather gives his grandson a lesson in geology, history, and family pride as they examine the stone walls defining his New England farmstead. Often filling two pages, the colorful, realistic paintings provide a clear picture of the past and present.
—School Library Journal
On a fine autumn day, a grandfather and grandson repair the wall on their farm. The rocks they heft offer passage to the realms of geology, history, and anthropology in a seamless, richly interdisciplinary narrative.