WILLA AND THE WIND by Janice M. Del Negro

WILLA AND THE WIND

adapted by , illustrated by
Age Range: 9 - 14

KIRKUS REVIEW

A literary retelling of an old Norse tale has Willa confronting the wind after he steals her cornmeal. During each of three confrontations with the wind, Willa is given three magic objects. Each night on the way home, Willa stays at an inn, where the keeper steals each of the first two items and leaves an ordinary replacement. The final item, a magic whistle, proves to be the innkeeper’s undoing. Brilliant watercolors advance the story line and provide a vibrant and energetic setting and a translucent cloud blows through the pages. The only flaw is the portion of the text—all capital letters in a blue font—meant to indicate the wind’s role in the story; it actually serves to jolt the reader and detract from the aesthetics of the design. Nonetheless, an enjoyable read-aloud. (Fiction. 9-14)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-7614-5232-X
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2005




MORE BY JANICE M. DEL NEGRO

ChildrenPASSION AND POISON by Janice M. Del Negro
by Janice M. Del Negro
ChildrenLUCY DOVE by Janice M. Del Negro
by Janice M. Del Negro

MORE BY HEATHER SOLOMON

ChildrenA SECRET KEEPS by Marsha Wilson Chall
by Marsha Wilson Chall
ChildrenUGLY PIE by Lisa Wheeler
by Lisa Wheeler
ChildrenCLEVER BEATRICE by Margaret Willey
by Margaret Willey