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The Wretched Stone by Chris Van AllsburgThe Wretched Stone is an interesting, somewhat spooky picture book. It is narrated by a sailor via his personal diary. He and his crew are sailing in the ocean, and they come across an uncharted island. This island bears no fruit, no drinkable water, and no life whatsoever, but they do find a curious, glowing stone and bring it aboard the ship. The narrator finds that his once lively, fun crew who used to read, tell stories, and dance are now too absorbed in this strange stone to do anything but gaze at it all day. After a failed attempt to throw the stone overbard, the crew members slowly start to turn into apes! Without knowing what to do, the narrator reads to the crew, and they slowly transform back until they are fully human again. Strangely, they still have an appetite for a special fruit that is found on their island...
I think that this glowing stone is supposed to represent (or even be) a TV, and the author is portraying his ideas of what will happen to society if we stop reading and get too consumed in television or the media.
This was a very insightful, thought-provoking book that I enjoyed reading!
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Randall Ethan Hope, Captain. The captain writes about loading supplies onto the ship at the start of the voyage, and the fine crew that has been assembled by first mate Mr. He notes that many of the men are avid readers, musicians, and storytellers, and as the voyage is under way, they are able to entertain themselves wonderfully.
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In this story, the captain Ethan started their voyage its name Rita Anne with his crews, sailors. They are going with the help of a map. After some time they went to a strange island or which place is not shown on the map. Where, there was not any type of animals, no fruits, the bad smell is there. From the stone comes shining light. After seeing the stone all crews are changed in Ape. However, the captain was hopeful to rescue their sailors.
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