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No one wanted the "giant." The hulking block of marble lay in the work yard, rained on, hacked at, and abandoned - until a young Michelangelo saw his David in it. This is the story of how a neglected, discarded stone became a masterpiece for all time. It is also a story about art - about an artist's vision and process, and about the ways in which we humans see ourselves reflected in art.

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Jane Sutcliffe

Jane Sutcliffe thinks nonfiction rocks. She is a children's book author, school visit presenter, library lover, and the owner of one very spoiled dog named Willy. Her nonfiction books include AMELIA EARHART, MILTON HERSHEY, WALT DISNEY and LEONARDO'S MONSTER. Her latest books, STONE GIANT: MICHELANGELO'S DAVID AND HOW HE CAME TO BE, THE WHITE HOUSE IS BURNING: AUGUST 24, 1814, and WILL'S WORDS: HOW WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE CHANGED THE WAY YOU TALK are out now from Charlesbridge.

Visit her at www.janesutcliffe.com or follow her on Twitter @jane_sutcliffe.

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