The March Wind (Hardcover)

By Inez Rice, Vladimir Bobri (Illustrator)

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 9781851244614, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2017

List Price: 20.00*
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Every child knows that costumes are magical. Put on the right hat, add some imagination, and you can be anyone.

That's what happens to a little boy in The March Wind. Finding a large black hat lying in the street, he tries it on . . . and instantly becomes a host of exciting characters: a soldier marching proudly through puddles, a cowboy galloping on his steed, a bandit fleeing the law under cover of night, a circus ringleader entertaining the crowd. But then the owner of the hat returns, and the boy finds himself face to face with the March Wind. Is this part of his imagination, too, or is something bigger happening?   

This charming children’s book, first published in 1957, is brought to life by the timeless illustrations of Vladimir Bobri, whose wonderfully imaginative renderings of the boy’s flights of fancy are endearing and captivating. It will charm parents and children alike.

About the Author

Inez Rice was an American children’s author who also wrote A Tree This Tall.

Vladimir Bobri (1898–1986) was an artist and illustrator. Starting in the 1940s, he illustrated children’s books, a number of which have now become classics.