When The Wind Stops

Paperback | January 31, 1997

byCharlotte Zolotow

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Where does the wind go when it stops?

When a little boy asks this question at the end of a happy day, his mother explains that the wind does not stop-it blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else.

Reassuringly, she tells him that nothing ever ends, it simply begins in another place or in another way. Rain goes back into the clouds to create new storms, waves fold back upon the sea to become new waves, and the day moves on to make way for the night, bringing the darkness and stars for the little boy to dream in.

Charlotte Zolotow's lyrical prose and Stefano Vitale's rich illustrations make this a beautiful celebration of the cycle of life.

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When a little boy asks his mother where the wind goes when it stops she answers, "It blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else". Her reassuring answers to his questions make it clear that nothing in nature ever ends; that life simply begins again in another place or another way. Full color

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Where does the wind go when it stops?When a little boy asks this question at the end of a happy day, his mother explains that the wind does not stop-it blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else.Reassuringly, she tells him that nothing ever ends, it simply begins in another place or in another way. Rain goes back into the clouds...

Charlotte Zolotow—author, editor, publisher, and educator—has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics, such as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 9.88 × 0.08 inPublished:January 31, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064434729

ISBN - 13:9780064434720

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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When a little boy asks his mother where the wind goes when it stops she answers, "It blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else". Her reassuring answers to his questions make it clear that nothing in nature ever ends; that life simply begins again in another place or another way. Full color

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"A perfect selection for bedtime reading." (The Horn Book)