Mirandy and Brother Wind

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Knopf, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
62 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
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The illustrations are very pretty. - Goodreads
The pictures within this book are done by watercolor. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Ouida Robinson - Goodreads

Author: Patricia McKissack Title: Mirandy and Brother Wind Plot: Mirandy wants to catch Brother Wind. Mirandy enters the Cake Walk and she wants to win with the help of Brother Wind. Setting: In a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristine - Goodreads

This was a good book, but it really isn't something for younger readers. I definitely recommend it for middle school. Read full review


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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.  

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