Wings in the Wind by Julia WalshWings in the Wind by Julia Walsh

Wings in the Wind

byJulia WalshIllustratorKarel Hayes, John Gorey

Hardcover | June 7, 2016

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This is a story of one courageous Mallard who lost his family but did not give up, and about a little girl who watched and loved the duckling as he struggled to make it to adulthood. It takes place on the Merrimack River in Massachusetts and is based on a true account of one duckling’s survival. Themes of home, family, friendship, and nature are presented, as it explores the dilemma of safety versus growth.

A wonderful read aloud for K-3rd grade, this uplifting story is recommended for nature and science centers, children’s museums, and school and public libraries to support science and social studies sections. Author lives in Massachusetts and Missouri.
JULIA WALSH lives on the banks of the Merrimack. She holds a BA in occupational therapy (Boston University) and an MA in school psychology (Immaculata University). KAREL HAYES is the author/illustrator of over twenty-five books, three of these illustrated with her son and fellow artist, JOHN GOREY.
Title:Wings in the WindFormat:HardcoverDimensions:36 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:Peter E. Randall PublisherLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942155115

ISBN - 13:9781942155119


Editorial Reviews

“Wings in the Wind is a delightful story of courage, persistence, and friendship. We watch, through Julie’s eyes, the survival and maturing of a mallard duckling. At the same time, we listen as Julie learns nature’s lessons. Information is accurate; presented in a way thatchildren and adults can feel connected to the adventure. The illustrations are perfect for the story. They show a wide expanse of the marsh and river, while keeping Julie and the duckling still the focus of the story.” - Nancy Donovan, marine docent and author of Wild Dolphin Rider,Oscar the Herring Gull, and Marissa the Forest Spirit