The Peacock's Stone by Faith Richardson Published by Fox Song Books "A wonderful book; an important book ..." states Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time. Does every action we make, every word we speak, create our reality? What if our reality were only another's myth? The Peacock's Stone is a mythic adventure set on ancient Earth. Shahumin, a precocious eleven-summer child, is invited into her grandfather's fire circle of wisdom where she learns the old stories that have shaped the culture and beliefs of her people. Encountering a strange, pale youth along the riverbank, Shahumin unwittingly steps into a new story, a story of power that challenges the wisdom of her people and threatens to shatter her world. A literary fantasy that explores the power of words and of story, and the hidden beliefs that direct our choices. Fox Song Books Young Adult fiction Age 14 & up. Appropriate for Grades 9-12.