Mirandy and Brother Wind

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Mirandy and Brother Wind

By Patricia C. McKissack; Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)

Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780679883333, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 1997

Each page sparkles with life. "The New York Times Book Review"
In this Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winning tale, Mirandy is determined to capture the best partner for the junior cakewalk jubilee. And who is the best partner? The wind, of course
Grandmama Beasley says, Can t nobody put shackles on Brother Wind, chile. He be special. He be free. With neighbors up and down Ridgetop suggesting all manner of strategies, and friend Ezel laughing at each foiled one, Mirandy grows ever more determined: she ll get hold of that Brother Wind yet
Patricia C. McKissack's thoroughly engaging tale dances with spirit and rollicking good humor. Complemented by Jerry Pinkney's rich, eye-catching watercolors of the rural South, here's one of those rare, rewarding picture books that is sure to be read and enjoyed again and again.

About the Author
Patricia C. McKissack is the author of over twenty children's books, including "The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural," which was a Newbery Honor book and a Coretta Scott King Award winner, and the "All I ll Ever Want Christmas Doll." She has also received the Coretta Scott King Award for "A Long Hard Journey: The Story of Pullman Porter" and "Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters." Patricia currently lives in St. Louis."