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The Village of Basketeers

Lynda Gene Rymond, Nicoletta Ceccoli (Illustrator)


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In the Village of Basketeers, the soil is too rocky for farming and the sea too rough for fishing. Luckily, the grasses and reeds that grow nearby are ideal for making baskets and a basketeer can weave anything—a house for a duck, a barn for a horse, or a carriage fit for a queen.

Life is good in the village until one day when the wind blows a little harder than it blew the day before. And it only gets worse the next day, and the next. The townspeople have big ideas for taming the wind, but the wind is in no mood to be caught. Can little Elsa and Kip coax the wind into settling down, with the cleverest idea of all?

In this original tale, Lynda Gene Rymond creates an enchanting village that is brought to life by Nicoletta Ceccoli’s mesmerizing illustrations, full of sunset color and bursting with energy.

Praise For The Village of Basketeers

"Sweetly told and illustrated in fruity ice-cream pastel colors, this fluffy tale of child heroes attempts to be a modern fairy tale." School Library Journal

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618396719, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2005

About the Author

Lynda Gene Rymond lives on Goblin Farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, the painter Charles Browning.

Nicoletta lives and works in San Marino, Italy. Awarded with the Andersen prize, "baia delle favole" as best Italian illustrator of the year in 2001, Nicoletta has also received the silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York.