THE WIND BLEW by Pat Hutchins


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The Wind Blew on a spring green day until one by one it carried away Mr. White's umbrella, Priscilla's balloon, a bridegroom's hat, a boy's kite, a shirt left out to dry, a hanky, a judge's wig, a postman's letters, a busby-clad guard's striped flag, twins' scarves and sundry newspapers -- and ""mixed them up and threw them down and blew away to sea"" while its gradually accumulated crowd of victims, now repossessed of their belongings, wave good-bye. Told in rhyme and set down in primer print, Pat Hutchins' brisk tale is illustrated with sharply rendered figures who race the wind, against a clean white background, through a British landscape of old stone buildings and new green leaves that makes the chase well worth the effort.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1974
Publisher: Macmillan