STONE GIANT by Jane Sutcliffe is a picture book biography of a statue: David by Michelangelo. The city of Florence had a huge block of marble everyone hoped a sculpture could make into a statue of David but no sculptor would take on the challenge, until Michelangelo. And it was a challenge.
Sample: “Every night he went home floured with the dust of not-David. He combed bits of not-David from his beard.”
Jane has thoughtfully provided a teacher resource for this book.