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Old Devil Wind
     

Old Devil Wind

by Bill Martin Jr., Barry Root (Illustrator)
 

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In this cumulative tale that begins on “one dark and stormy night,” Ghost begins to wail. Then Candle flickers. Floor creaks. Owl hoots. And Wind begins to blow . . . and blow . . . and BLOW. . . . “The mounting cadence will be splendid aloud; kids will begin to chime in on the first reading. Root’s dark, swirling paintings of the

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In this cumulative tale that begins on “one dark and stormy night,” Ghost begins to wail. Then Candle flickers. Floor creaks. Owl hoots. And Wind begins to blow . . . and blow . . . and BLOW. . . . “The mounting cadence will be splendid aloud; kids will begin to chime in on the first reading. Root’s dark, swirling paintings of the thoroughly haunted house, lit with a ghostly glow, are right in the proper spirit.”--Kirkus Reviews

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Young children like to join in the fun on Halloween, but they don't like to be scared. Martin's Old Devil Wind begins with a ghost who wails because it's a dark and stormy night. And then a stool thumps, a broom swishes, a candle flickers...on and on, until the wind blows everything away. Before the wind blows, there are lots of noises to make and things to act out. Young children will be so busy doing things, they'll eventually realize that a dark and stormy night is full of fun without getting scared.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152013844
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


BILL MARTIN JR is known worldwide for his classic picture books, including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? He lives in Texas. 

BARRY ROOT is the illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Tiki and Ronde Barber’s Teammates, Game Day, and By My Brother’s Side. He lives in Drumore, Pennsylvania.

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