The Cloud Spinner

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
27 Reviews
One small boy has a special gift--he can weave cloth from the clouds: gold in the early morning with the rising sun, white in the afternoon, and crimson in the evening. He spins just enough cloth for a warm scarf. But when the king sees the boy's magnificent cloth, he demands cloaks and gowns galore. "It would not be wise," the boy protests. "Your majesty does not need them!" But spin he must--and soon the world around him begins to change.

From author Michael Catchpool and illustrator Alison Jay comes a magical tale about the beauty and fragility of our natural world, and the wisdom and courage needed to protect it.

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User Review  - Marilyn - Goodreads

I loved this book. The illustrations are very vintage and the colour pallet perfect for a story with a fairytale flavour. A little boy, with a special gift, can weave clouds ... the morning colours of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maggie Burgess - Goodreads

Definitely want to get this one for my own library, and my classroom library. Great story about letting enough be enough, and doing the right thing. It's also about putting the greater good above your own personal desires/belongings. I love the illustrations as well! Read full review

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About the author (2012)

MICHAEL CATCHPOOL holds a degree in Drama, Television, and Theater Studies. He is the author of a number of picture books and is currently a headteacher in a large primary school in Cambridgeshire, England. He is married with two children.

ALISON JAY is a graduate of the London College of Printing and is the acclaimed illustrator of many picture books. Her signature style is created using alkyd paint on thick cartridge paper, with a crackle varnish, giving an aged effect.


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