How the Ladies Stopped the Wind
By Bruce McMillan; (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618773305, 32pp.)
Publication Date: September 2007
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Iceland is a very windy place.Going for a walk can be challenging. The ladies in one village, with the help of the chickens, set out to stop the wind. But the hungry sheep have other plans. Why aren’t there any trees in the Icelandic countryside? This original tale will tell you why and leave you smiling at the determination of the ever singing Icelandic ladies and their steadfast chickens.
Bruce McMillan has written and illustrated more children's books set in Iceland than any other United States author. Going Fishing is his sixth to be set there, and his forty-third overall. He often summers in Iceland, though he lives in Shapleigh, Maine. Bruce holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Maine and has received numerous awards and honors for his children's books.
The homey tale combined with...folksy, funny illustrations makes for an extremely winning combination. Gunnella is especially talented at
humor and quirky chracterization...
--Kirkus 9/1/07 Kirkus Reviews
"McMillan's second tale...is as charming as his first...The folk-art pictures...match the lively folk-tale tone..." Booklist 10/01/07 Booklist, ALA
"Pait this original tale with other porquoi tales for a storytime that explores why things are the way they are." The Bulletin October 2007 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"[T]his book will be useful not only for storytimes, but also in classroom units on ecology." SLJ Jan 2007 School Library Journal
"Having successfully solved The Problem With Cickens...in their first collaboration, the creators delier another amusingly unconventional tale." The Horn Book Horn Book