The Wretched Stone
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg
VAN ALLSBURG, Chris. The Wretched Stone. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. 4to, pp. Navy quarter-cloth stamped in gold with blue boards pictorially stamped in gold. Beige marbled endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author/artist, two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Van Allsburg.
First edition. In a story recounted through the daily log of Captain Allan Hope, the sailors aboard the Rita Anne become mesmerized and transformed by a mysterious glowing rock, and only music and books can restore them to normal.