When the Wind Stops

When the Wind Stops


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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064434720
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/1997
Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 571,158
Product dimensions: 9.88(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.08(d)
Lexile: AD490L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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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When the Wind Stops 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MelanieRoss on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a mother explaining certain things about nature to her son. She tells him that even though the day is ending in some places, that it is also the beginning in other places. The story continues with the mother further explaining different things about nature, such as wind, clouds, rain, leaves, moutains, and flowers, to her son. I would read this book to children in kindergarten through fourth grade. A great time to read it is when students are learning about nature because there are several things about nature described in the story.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My very first thought after reading this was "Pretty pictures. Bit hippy-dippy, but I like it."Upon closer reflection, I mostly still think that. A little boy wants to know why the sun goes down and where it goes, and is told that the sun doesn't go down so much as go shine on another side of the world. And he's told similar things about the wind, and the seasons, and the sea and so on - there's no end to any of it.So, yes, vaguely new-agey, but I see nothing in it that could offend... well, anybody. The book would work well with anybody's sensibilities as a nice, comforting, before-bed book.(I gave this an extra star because one of the earlier reviewers gave this only one star with an overwhelmingly positive review, so I suspect she misunderstood how the stars work.)
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!
Lake317 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my 3yr. old grandson. It has a beautiful store and illustrations. Perfect for his age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!