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The Mysterious Stones

The Mysterious Stones

by Enrique Perez Diaz
  • courage-self-esteem
  • family-and-friendship
  • fiction
  • people-places
Kiki lives with his tío and his abuela ever since his papá sailed away in search of a new life. After dreaming about his papá, he encounters a mysterious woman with long white hair on the beach that he goes to every day. The lady leaves beautiful stones for Kiki that give him newfound hope his papá will come back.


Enrique Perez Diaz, author

Enrique Pérez Díaz is one of Cuba’s most celebrated writers for young people. He is currently serving as director of the Observatorio Cubano del Libro. His work has been translated into more than fifteen languages. He lives in Havana, Cuba.

Yayo Yayo, illustrator

Yayo is an acclaimed artist and the award-winning illustrator of numerous children’s books. He has been nominated twice for the Governor General’s Award, and is a recipient of the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the Charles Biddle Award for his outstanding contribution to the cultural life of Quebec. Originally from Colombia, Yayo lives in Montreal, Quebec.


  • "The Mysterious Stones" . . . offers readers the suggestion of finding magic, beauty, and hope in ordinary things. - Quill & Quire Link to review
  • "The Mysterious Stones" is a story about living with uncertainty, as so many of us do these days . . . The vividly coloured illustrations use collage and layering techniques to add depth to the pages. - Penny Kome, Link to review
  • "The Mysterious Stones" is a title to share between generations, one that ends on a note of hope, perfect in today’s world. - Aileen Wortley, CM Reviews Link to review

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Tradewind Books



rights sold: USA

rights available: World excl., USA

Additional Information

age range: 3 - 5

number of pages: 32

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book