The Stranger’s Magic Stick – Carol Doumlele
A young boy selling baskets with his grandfather meets an interesting stranger with a mysterious stick in his basket. One day, the man tells Joshua that he has been chosen to receive the stick. Joshua’s gradfather recalls an old man from many years ago who played beautiful music on such a stick. However, Joshua is frustrated that he is not able to make it work.
As he works to solve the mystery of the stick and release its beautiful sounds, Joshua, and the reader, learns an important lesson about honesty and trustworthiness.