Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall

Flora's Very Windy Day

Written by Jeanne Birdsall
Illustrated by


Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall

When Flora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and swooping wind, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother away. With tempting offers from a dragonfly, the man in the moon, and even the wind itself, she will find it difficult to choose. But Flora would do anything to get rid of Crispin, wouldn't she?


Birdsall's crisp and delightful first picture book....believable characters, a tightly constructed story line, and a nod to past children's literature. (Publishers Weekly)

About the Author

Jeanne Birdsall is the National Book Award-winning author of The Penderwicks and its sequel, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (Knopf), both of which were also New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with her husband, three insane cats, and a stubborn Boston terrier named Cagney. Visit her website at www.jeannebirdsall.com.Matt Phelan is the illustrator of the Newbery Award winner The Higher Power of Lucky and its sequel, Lucky Breaks (Atheneum), both by Susan Patron, as well as the Harcourt books Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle and Big George by Ann Rockwell. He lives in Philadelphia. You can visit his website at www.mattphelan.com.

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32 pages


Jeanne Birdsall
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication date

1st September 2013



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