The Best Winds

The Best Winds

By Laura E. Williams; Eujin Kim Neilan (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590782743, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 2006

A warm, poignant story of a young boy who learns the craft of kite making--and the art of patience--from his loving grandfather. In the Korean custom, Grandfather practices the ancient craft of kite making. "Tonight I will show you how to make a kite," he tells his grandson, Jinho. "For the best winds will be here soon." Grandfather teaches him how to trace the kite on paper, paint it, and build the frame from bamboo sticks. When the kite is completed, it's so beautiful Jinho can't wait to fly it. And he doeswithout Grandfather, and without the best winds.

About the Author
Laura Williams comes from a family of strong women, like Starshine. She is the author of several acclaimed novels including "The Ghost Stallion" and "Behind the Bedroom Wall," for which she received a Jane Addams Peace Award Honor. When she's not writing, Ms. Williams spends her time painting, drawing, and creating stained-glass. She lives in Avon, Ohio with her husband and two children.

Eujin Kim Neilan is the illustrator of "Imagine a Dragon "by Laurence Pringe. "The Best Winds", by Laura E. Williams, and "The Rabbit and the Dragon King" and "In the Moonlight Mist: A Korean Tale", both retold by Daniel San Souci. Born in Korea, she lives in Natick, Massachusetts.