How the Ladies Stopped the Wind (Hardcover)

By Bruce McMillan, Gunnella (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 9780618773305, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2007



Iceland is a very windy place.Going for a walk can be challenging. The ladies in one village, with the help of the chickens, set out to stop the wind. But the hungry sheep have other plans. Why aren’t there any trees in the Icelandic countryside? This original tale will tell you why and leave you smiling at the determination of the ever singing Icelandic ladies and their steadfast chickens.

Praise For How the Ladies Stopped the Wind

The homey tale combined with...folksy, funny illustrations makes for an extremely winning combination. Gunnella is especially talented athumor and quirky chracterization...
--Kirkus 9/1/07 Kirkus Reviews

"McMillan's second as charming as his first...The folk-art pictures...match the lively folk-tale tone..." Booklist 10/01/07 Booklist, ALA

"Pait this original tale with other porquoi tales for a storytime that explores why things are the way they are." The Bulletin October 2007 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[T]his book will be useful not only for storytimes, but also in classroom units on ecology." SLJ Jan 2007 School Library Journal

"Having successfully solved The Problem With their first collaboration, the creators delier another amusingly unconventional tale." The Horn Book Horn Book