Mirandy and Brother Wind

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Knopf, Sep 12, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
45 Reviews
Illus. in full color."Mirandy is sure she'll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise. This gets a high score for plot, pace, and characterization. Mirandy sparkles with energy and determination. Multi-hued watercolors fill the pages with patterned ferment. A treat to pass on to new generations."--(starred) Bulletin, Center for Children's Books. Cassette running time: 20 min.  

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great illustrations, long - Goodreads
The illustrations are great! - Goodreads
The illustrations are very pretty. - Goodreads
The pictures within this book are done by watercolor. - Goodreads
Text & Pictures: Interaction of text and pictures. - Goodreads
McKissack, Patricia C. Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. - Goodreads

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User Review  - kristendickerson - LibraryThing

Mirandy is all excited about the Cake Walk dance coming up. She wants the wind to be her partner so she can win. However, she can not catch the wind she still goes on a quest to ask friends and ... Read full review

Review: Mirandy and Brother Wind

User Review  - Briana Nelson - Goodreads

Mirandy and Brother Wind is a great story of a young girl seeking to find Brother Wind. Each water color illustration is detailed and took up the entire page. I really enjoyed this because it gave me ... Read full review

About the author (1988)

\Award winning author Patricia McKissack comes from a family of skilled storytellers, who taught her to listen and observe and who encouraged her life-long love affair with words.  The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural was a 1993 Newbery Honor Book.  Pat also received the Coretta Scott King Award in 1993 for The Dark Thirty.  Pat wishes she could have talked to her hero, Frederick Douglass, about his rise from slavery, his daring escape, and freedom -- at last!  If she was not an author, Pat would like to be an interior designer or an architect so she could tell stories through design.

Pat frequently collaborates on books with her husband, Fredrick.  They have three sons and live in St. Louis, Missouri.