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Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing

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This story tells of how a small boy's passion for kite flying and his ability to dream helps an old man bring meaning to his own life. The winner of the CLA Children's Book of the Year (1995) award may be read on many levels. Full color.

Too poor to buy a real kite, Eddie flies an imaginary one that catches the attention of Old Chan, the wealthy patron of the kite festival.

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Overview

This story tells of how a small boy's passion for kite flying and his ability to dream helps an old man bring meaning to his own life. The winner of the CLA Children's Book of the Year (1995) award may be read on many levels. Full color.

Too poor to buy a real kite, Eddie flies an imaginary one that catches the attention of Old Chan, the wealthy patron of the kite festival.

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PreS-K-Eddie's family is too poor to afford a real kite, so the boy pretends to fly an imaginary one. When he catches the attention of Old Chan, the prosperous patron of the annual kite festival, the man rewards Eddie's use of imagination by giving him the real thing. The story is pleasant but uninvolving, and most of the illustrations are rather flat. The writing is serviceable, but, like the pictures, lacks any movement or life. For more successful books about imagination, try Bursik's Amelia's Fantastic Flight Holt, 1992 or Chris Demarest's My Blue Boat Harcourt, 1995.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY
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“Eddie's family is too poor to afford a real kite, so the boy pretends to fly an imaginary one. When he catches the attention of Old Chan, the prosperous patron of the annual kite festival, the man rewards Eddie's use of imagination by giving him the real thing.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773728653
  • Publisher: Stoddart Kids
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Maxine Trottier has an array of exceptional books to her credit. She has earned the CLA Book of the year Award and has twice won the Ontario Women Teacher’s Federation Writing Award. Maxine lives with her husband William and their two Yorkies, Ceilidh and Moon. They divide their year between Port Stanley, Ontario, and Newman's Cove, Newfoundland. Both small fishing towns are wonderful places to write.

Visit Maxine's web site at  www.maxinetrottier.com.

Alphons Van Mil was born in Texel, The Netherlands, a Dutch island in the North Sea off the coast of Holland, in 1950. His Father was also an artist. His family emigrated to Canada where Al further studied Fine Art at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Graduating in 1972, he was heavily involved in the Canadian art scene during the seventies. In 1980 he founded a commercial art company, which grew to be named one of the top three architectural display companies in the world by New York magazine in 1986. Selling off his architectural companies in 1989, he again began to pursue the fine art of painting full time. His colorful eclectic style juxtaposes artistic quotations from a great variety of personal and historic precedents into expressively unique flavorings of established universal themes. Sales of his many works have now gained him international acclaim as being artistically interesting as well as having great investment potential. These developments put his work not only on the leading edge of a current artistic vogue, but also into a comfortable and appealing genre as well. Many of his works have been selling almost immediately upon completion. A variety of agents and prestigious galleries represent Al's work in Ontario, Quebec, and now in London England.

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