Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne BirdsallFlora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall

Flora's Very Windy Day

byJeanne BirdsallIllustratorMatt Phelan

Paperback | August 27, 2013

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"This gem of a book will resonate with older siblings everywhere."&nbsp - School Library Journal &nbspWhen&nbspFlora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and swooping wind, she&nbspgets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother away. With tempting offers from a dragonfly, the man in the moon, and even the wind itself, she will find it difficult to choose. But Flora would do anything to get rid of Crispin, wouldn't she?&nbsp&nbsp
Jeanne Birdsall is the National Book Award-winning author of The Penderwicks.  She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.jeannebirdsall.com. Matt Phelan is the illustrator of the Newbery Award winner The Higher Power of Lucky  by Susan Patron. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....
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Title:Flora's Very Windy DayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.15 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547994850

ISBN - 13:9780547994857

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Xander's Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, Matt Phelan What's one more at the party? As they say, the more the merrier! Xander starts off with a plan to have a panda party but soon realizes he is the only panda at the zoo. What to do? Why not ask some other zoo friends? Soon all at the zoo are a part of Xander's party. Great illustrations and a good introduction to animal classifications for a younger audience.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Third Gift by Linda Sue Park, Bagram Ibatoulline The illustrations are wonderful, completely invoking the desert atmosphere and the historical period. While this is not strictly religious (the text is told from the perspective of a young boy who obviously has no context of what is occurring), it is clear that this is a story that is a small part of the larger Nativity story. The author's note at the back of the book shines a more scholarly light on the book. I was definitely interested because, while I was raised Catholic, I never really considered the wise men or the origins of their gifts before. Due to the death implications (we learn that myrrh was used in funeral rites), I would not recommend this for young children. This might be best for elementary school-aged Sunday schools.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and lovable! Really cute and colourful pictures! Wonderful message that things are ALWAYS better when we include EVERYBODY!!
Date published: 2014-09-20

Editorial Reviews

The story's sense and wit are most fully expressed in the text, but the character's actions and emotions are most memorably portrayed in the artwork? A fine picture book with a fierce, bold, and (deep down) compassionate heroine."- Booklist "Emotionally true from cover to cover."- Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review"Birdsall's crisp and delightful first picture book? .believable characters, a tightly constructed story line, and a nod to past children's literature."- Publishers Weekly "This gem of a book will resonate with older siblings everywhere."- School Library Journal "