The Cloud Spinner

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Perfect for Earth Day--and all through the year. 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.

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....

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User Review  - lgrube4 - LibraryThing

This book was very interesting. It reminded me of a fairytale. The illustrations were all cracked and faded which was cool because I had never seen that before. The characters were all large and ... Read full review

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User Review  - abrozi1 - LibraryThing

This book was very cute! Such a sweet story about a boy that spins clouds into clothing, but the King gets greedy and has him spin clothes for him and his family. The village then runs out of rain ... 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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