THE MATCH BETWEEN THE WINDS by Shirley Climo

THE MATCH BETWEEN THE WINDS

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Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 The jacket calls this a folktale from Borneo, while LC classifies it as fiction. Whichever, it's an appealing story similar to ``The North Wind and the Sun,'' with the fierce West Wind stirring up the sea and letting loose a typhoon in an effort to dislodge a little tree frog from his leaf--a small feat more easily achieved by his cousin, the East Wind, with a gentle breeze like a lullaby. Using rich, tropical colors, Shepherd contrasts the sharp-toothed, tempestuous West Wind and his turbulent wake with his cousin's amiable cloud-face and the sunny serenity he restores. Extra local color (mostly descriptions of wildlife) makes this a bit long, but it's entertaining enough to sustain attention. (Picture book. 5-8)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1991
ISBN: 0-02-719035-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1991




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