Report repeated from page 304 of the July 1st bulletin when scheduled for fall publication- as follows: ""The author of Wind...

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Report repeated from page 304 of the July 1st bulletin when scheduled for fall publication- as follows: ""The author of Wind of Spring writes a tender, quite charming story of a small New England town- its school and its school teacher. No doubt intended as a heartfelt attack on prejudice and as equally sincere a defense of true democracy, when it preaches the book is weakest. Mary Rowen comes to Nearby to teach, finds two little brothers in her school who are ostracised by the other children because of their shoddy background. All year she works to build in her children a respect for all races, and though her results are not ideal, they are very satisfying. A nice love story, a heroine a little too good to be true- but lovable, some very likable children (especially the little outcasts), all add up to book that is thoroughly enjoyable although it might never have the great effect intended.

Pub Date: Jan. 6, 1946

ISBN: 0548452695

Page Count: -

Publisher: Coward-McCann

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1946