The Christmas Wind

byStephanie Simpson MclellanIllustratorBrooke Kerrigan

November 16, 2017|
The Christmas Wind by Stephanie Simpson Mclellan
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As Jo helps her mother and her baby brother on a cold and windy Christmas Eve, she searches for shelter — any kind of shelter — for the little family. Her mother is ill and the baby needs feeding.

There is no other option but a barn owned by a local farmer known as a solitary grouch. Nobody cares for Franklin Murdoch, and Jo doesn''t trust him to care for her family.

But Murdoch turns out to be less of a threat than Jo has feared. He makes the desperate family a warm sanctuary in his home. And when the wind has died and snow falls on Christmas morning, peace has come to them all.

Stephanie Simpson McLellan''s spare text is complemented by the subtle but beautiful art of Brooke Kerrigan in a book that is a reminder of the essential story of Christmas.

The wind elbowed Jo''s mother and kicked her to the ground.
"Stop it!" Jo shook her fist at the sky. Ignoring her, the wind stole her scarf and blew out the light.
Her plan was to be on a bus halfway to someplace else by now, but they weren''t even close to the station.
She pulled her mother to her feet. With a howl, the wind forced them off the road and into the prickly fields.

This starkly beautiful story highlights the heroic spirit of a young girl and the generosity of a stranger in a book that reveals what the real spirit of Christmas is all about.

Stephanie Simpson McLellanis the author of the Mr. Christie Award-winning book, The Chicken Cat. She reviewed children''s books for twelve years for Today''s Parent magazine, and has worked in children''s television.Prior to the release of The Christmas Wind, Stephanie worked with almost 1,700 primary students in every province/territo...
Title:The Christmas WindFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 11.25 X 8.75 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 11.25 X 8.75 X 0.4 inPublished:November 16, 2017Publisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889955344

ISBN - 13:9780889955349

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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