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The North Wind and the Sun by Philip C. Stead
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The North Wind and the Sun by Philip C. Stead
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Oct 24, 2023 | ISBN 9780823455836

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“There’s a heartfelt depth just under the surface that begs for multiple readings, as does the interactive formatting. . . With gentle prose that rolls from the tongue, this is also a cozy read-aloud.”—The New York Times

★ “While many artists have retold this story, Stead has created something truly special. . . . Stead’s beautifully textured illustrations create a strong duality between the elements, with the North Wind’s frenetic lines in stark contrast to the Sun’s serene spirals. . . . Masterfully updated and impeccably rendered.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ “When a virtuoso abandons all the rules and creates something more, everyone sits up with attention, and children will too. Aesop on steroids in blasts of colored pencil? Now that’s a classic.”School Library Journal, Starred Review
“A moving and welcome retelling, like a breath of fresh air.”The Horn Book

“The folkloric tone is perfectly matched by Stead’s familiar colored-pencil and print illustrations. . . .Cozy and comforting, the book nearly begs to be a seasonal readers’ theater event.”The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

“Stead adds a sense of healing. . . .”—Publishers Weekly

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