Flora's Very Windy Day

By Jeanne Birdsall; Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618986767, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 23, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

When Flora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and swooping wind, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother away. With tempting offers from a dragonfly, the man in the moon, and even the wind itself, she will find it difficult to choose. But Flora would do anything to get rid of Crispin, wouldn’t she?

Jeanne Birdsall’s utterly charming picture book debut takes flight in Matt Phelan’s twisting, twirling watercolors, brimming with wit and whimsy.




About the Author

Jeanne Birdsall is the National Book Award-winning author of The Penderwicks and its sequel, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (Knopf), both of which were also New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with her husband, three insane cats, and a stubborn Boston terrier named Cagney. Visit her website at www.jeannebirdsall.com.

Matt Phelan is the illustrator of the Newbery Award winner The Higher Power of Lucky and its sequel, Lucky Breaks (Atheneum), both by Susan Patron, as well as the Harcourt books Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle and Big George by Ann Rockwell. He lives in Philadelphia. You can visit his website at www.mattphelan.com.




Praise For Flora's Very Windy Day

"The story's sense and wit are most fully expressed in the text, but the character's actions and emotions are most memorably portrayed in the artwork... A fine picture book with a fierce, bold, and (deep down) compassionate heroine."—Booklist

"Emotionally true from cover to cover."—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

"Birdsall's crisp and delightful first picture book....believable characters, a tightly constructed story line, and a nod to past children's literature."—Publishers Weekly

"This gem of a book will resonate with older siblings everywhere."—School Library Journal

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