When the Wind Blew

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/18/2014
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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We all know the story of the old woman who lived in a shoe with her many children. But not everyone knows about the day when the wind blew very hard, and an unexpected guest arrived (cradle and all), setting off a chain of events that involves the three little kittens, Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, and many other beloved characters from nursery rhymes. Can the old woman restore order to their world and still manage to get her children to bed on time? But, of course!

This is a follow-up to Alison Jackson's strong-selling If the Shoe Fits, told with the same whimsy and charm.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Author Biography

Alison Jackson was inspired to write this companion to If the Shoe Fits after a strong gust of wind mysteriously deposited a blanket in her backyard. Ms. Jackson is the award-winning author of many picture books and novels including I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie and Eggs Over Evie. She lives in Salinas, California.
Doris Barrette has illustrated thirty-five books, including Thanks for Thanksgiving. Like the old woman in When the Wind Blew, Doris loves taking care of children and has a deep sense of well-being when she is with people she loves. She lives in a small village in Québec, Canada, where she enjoys being close to nature and her big family.

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