Willa and the Wind
Publication Date: September 2005
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Young Willa Rose Mariah McVale is bold, clever, and courageous. That's why she's brave enough to ask Old Windy, the north wind, to return the cornmeal that he stole. Old Windy might be mischievous, but he is also honorable. He gives Willa a magic hanky in place of the missing cornmeal. But Willa's troubles aren't over. Soon she meets an innkeeper who steals the magic hanky. Thinking that the north wind has tricked her, Willa returns to his great stone house and gives him a piece of her mind. Again, the north wind presents her with a gift, and again the innkeeper steals it. How Willa finally outwits the innkeeper -- with a little help from Old Windy -- makes for a delicious, satisfying tale spun by a master storyteller.