Little Sammy needs ten thousand dollars, and fast, if he is to save his home from foreclosure and his family from catastrophe. Russ befriends the lonely boy, and soon the two embark on a series of adventures that reveal the sorry underbelly of humanity and the glorious mysteries of nature.
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I was first drawn to this book by the beguiling book cover done by Cover Artist Charlotte Volnek...So it IS true...a good cover IS important! Moving on...Geared towards the young, this book focuses on two boys living somewhere in western Pennsylvania, on the outskirts of Pittsburgh in one of its more rural areas. I had a hard time getting into this book...no doubt because I am NOT of the age group it is written for...which is MY problem, not the author's...To review it based on that limitation on my part, would have been grossly unfair. Therefore I am going to review it based on my own determination to stick with it...which I did...and I'm glad I can be stubborn that way. I was NOT disappointed. THE BOY WHO DELIVERED THE WIND is a rich story showing the problems being faced by real kids in the real world. Little Sammy from the wrong side of the tracks, and Russ from the slightly better side of those tracks, form an elemental bond that carries them through the dangers greedy and unscrupulous adults can bring to bear upon the innocent. FOUR STARS for this book...From the ending I think we'll be seeing more of Sammy and Russ in the future too.