Lucy can hardly wait for summer vacation – she and her mother are flying all the way from Germany to sunny California! But at the last minute, the plan falls through and she winds up having to fly all alone to Ireland instead. To an eccentric aunt she doesn't even know, and who, apparently, lives in an old cottage without a roof. And that in a country where it rains all the time! Lucy doesn't want to go, not one little bit, but there's no other option. By the end of the five weeks, though, she has to admit it was the best vacation ever. ––– A perennial seller in its native Germany, and already translated into Swedish and Dutch, the novel now makes its appearance in English. Translation of the middle-grade novel Eine Tüte grüner Wind, a perennial seller in German, and beloved by readers of all ages. Translated by Rebecca Heier. Cover design: Sam Kalda. ––– "Aunt Paula and her niece connect because of their creativity, humor and, most of all, their ability to take things as they are." (Boek en Jeugd Online, The Netherlands) ––– "At the end of the vacation everything is different. Lucy Lindemann has become a bit more mature. (...) For readers aged 10 to 100." (SFB Radio Berlin, Germany) ––– "Lucy changes from feeling alone in a strange place to never wanting to leave." (German Book Office New York) ––– "I have always maintained the importance of Aunts" (Jane Austen in a letter to her niece Caroline in 1815) –––
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About the Author
Gesine Schulz was born in Northern Germany. Because she liked books and wanted to see the world, she became a librarian and worked abroad for more than ten years, mostly in Ireland and New York. Now a full-time writer, she makes her home in Germany's Ruhr Valley with her two cats, one Irish and one German, and a lot of books. She has published a number of novels, many short crime stories, and a children's mystery series. Gesine loves visiting West Cork, the setting of THE GREENEST WIND.
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The Greenest Wind: A Summer in Ireland based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I read this book and really liked it. It speaks to kids who are dealing with the same kinds of challenges Lucy is. She is angry, feels betrayed and abandoned by her parents as her perfect vacation is cast aside, Her "second class" vacation becomes a valuable growing experience. This book hits on many situations common with kids today: divorce, changing family dynamics and loss of family closeness. Lucy takes all these factors and change herself to make a difference in her live and the lives of others.