Chan Lo's poem, from the Jade Stone:

Here I stand, O Noble Stone
To carve a creature of your own
Whisper signs and sounds from rock
That I, your servant, may unlock.

JADE STONE, A Chinese Folktale

The Jade Stone, A Chinese Folktale, was listed among best books of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle and by Book Links Magazine.
Copies are available through the author.
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Books are $22 each, including shipping.
Special perma-bound binding.

Would you like to see a musical play based on The Jade Stone? Here it is. Enter the Dragon contains a full musical play, including lyrics, of The Jade Stone plus two other Chinese folktales. You may make copies of the script and produce the plays without paying any royalties! Contact: Main Street Arts 802.869.2960

Selected Works

New Works
All 7 titles of the Native American series are now available in hardcover and in paperback.
Picture Book
The Great Emperor of All China orders a the stone carver Chan Lo to carve a dragon of wind and fire, but is that what the stone wants to be?
How did the Comanche live long ago? What about today? Who were the Seminole and why are they called "the undefeated"?
Picture Books
Old Juana grows the biggest and best pumpkins! "What is her secret ?" wonders Foolish Fernando. Now the fun begins!
A "dragon of wind and fire" demands the great Emperor of All China. But is that what Chan Lo hears in the stone?
Theatre, Photo Essay
Ten year-old Chessa is in a play. Join her in rehearsal, set-building, makeup, performance. All aspects of theatre--on onstage and backstage!