This beautiful read-aloud tale begins with a thunderbolt flashing across the sky, striking a rocky cliff and sending a large stone tumbling down the mountain. A mason comes upon the stone and, inspired, chisels it into a statue of a little Buddha. Then, one moonlit night many years later, the statue moves -- and Little Stone Buddha awakens from a thousand-year sleep. From that day on, Little Stone Buddha wanders the mountainside helping travelers in need. He helps the animals, too, and one of his acts of kindness brings peace and security to foxes forever. Enlivened by charming illustrations and enchanting ideas, Little Stone Buddha holds appeal for children of all spiritual traditions.