THE BATTLE OF THE WIND GODS by Judy -- Illus. & Adapt. Varga

THE BATTLE OF THE WIND GODS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Adapted from North American Indian lore"" but with none of the rhythm, concision or strength that keeps oral literature alive, this tells of the contest for the land of the Blackfoot between the North and the South Winds. Gradually the North Wind takes over more than his share of the year but when the shivering people reluctantly prepare to move to a warmer location, the hitherto helpless South Wind announces that he will stay and fight. The ensuing stretched out battle is a seesaw of non sequiturs ending with South Wind's victory, which he celebrates by staying around ""longer than usual"" for a new season which the Blackfoot (?!?) have christened Indian summer. Despite the outcome of the battle Varga's solid color, semi-geometric cartoons are distinctly on the chilly side.

Pub Date: Aug. 7th, 1974
Publisher: Morrow