When the Wind Stops

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Where does the wind go when it stops?

When a little boy asks this question at the end of a happy day, his mother explains that the wind does not stop-it blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else.

Reassuringly, she tells him that nothing ever ends, it simply begins in another place or in another way. Rain goes back into the clouds to create new storms, waves fold back upon the sea to become new waves, ...

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Overview

Where does the wind go when it stops?

When a little boy asks this question at the end of a happy day, his mother explains that the wind does not stop-it blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else.

Reassuringly, she tells him that nothing ever ends, it simply begins in another place or in another way. Rain goes back into the clouds to create new storms, waves fold back upon the sea to become new waves, and the day moves on to make way for the night, bringing the darkness and stars for the little boy to dream in.

Charlotte Zolotow's lyrical prose and Stefano Vitale's rich illustrations make this a beautiful celebration of the cycle of life.

A mother explains to her son that in nature an end is also a beginning as day gives way to night, winter ends and spring begins, and, after it stops falling, rain makes clouds for other storms.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dia L. Michels
When the Wind Stops is a classic children's book, written over 30 years ago, that has been reissued with new illustrations. Gentle, full page pictures, bathed in earth tones, introduce us to the circle of life. The books begins with a child's simple question-Why does the day have to end? In the answer "Nothing ends" lies the reason for the book. In simple, sweet language, the boy's mother explains that the day doesn't end at all, it merely begins somewhere else. The night doesn't end either, it, too, begins in another place. In fact, nothing ends, things only begin in other places or in other ways. Mother and son then discuss more-the wind, the dandelion fluff, the mountains, the waves, the rain, the clouds, the leaves, the seasons. Satisfied with the answers, the boy settles in to sleep, knowing that when he wakes, the moon will be beginning a night far away and the sun will be here to begin a new day. 1995 (original
School Library Journal
PreS-KA perfect introduction to natural science. Although this new version Harper, 1962; o.p. has a completely new look and the text has been revised somewhat, the quiet, contemplative mood is unchanged. A young boy is reluctant for his day to end, but his mother assures him that nothing in the natural world ends. ``It begins in another place, or in a different way.'' She responds with rich verbal images to his questions about where the wind, waves, and clouds go, and about the changes of the seasons. Revisions in the text include more questions about the environment and the elimination of questions about man-made things, such as trains and roads. Vitale's illustrations provide a visual response to the simple questions asked, while adding interesting detail about various forms of underwater life, the elements of storms, and landscapes in other parts of the world. Using paint on wood, the artist includes several different styles of modern art. There are hints of Van Gogh, Chagall, and others. Some scenes are done in the folk-art style the illustrator used so successfully in Jim Aylesworth's The Folks in the Valley HarperCollins, 1992. Together art and text make this new edition a hymn to the continuity of the natural world.Virginia Golodetz, St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064434720
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 497,439
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.87 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlotte Zolotow—author, editor, publisher, and educator—has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics, such as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Stefano Vitale's award-winning artwork appears in galleries and exhibitions as well as in such picture books as When the Wind Stops, by Charlotte Zolotow (an ALA Notable Book). Mr. Vitale is a graduate of the University of Southern California and of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He lives with his family in Venice, Italy.

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!

    Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!

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  • Posted December 18, 2011

    A beautiful book!

    I purchased this book for my 3yr. old grandson. It has a beautiful store and illustrations. Perfect for his age.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2008

    Great Bedtime Book

    My toddler loves this story! We have to read it nearly every night. The story is great but the illustrations are amazing!!!! We love it!

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