This is one of our all-time favorite books at Chinaberry! You must read this old-fashioned (first published in 1923) original story about Gentian and Kay, two children whose lives are changed when...


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The Wind Boy - P

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Ethel Cook Eliot
Illustrated by Sylvia Thomas

When it comes to curling up for a good bedtime read, this is the book that's currently on the top of my list. Recently back in print (the book was first published in 1923), this book contains a purity and an innocence that's hard to find in today's books. After reading the book myself, I could hardly wait to get it into someone else's hands here at Chinaberry. When Mary from Customer Service read the book, she told me that this was exactly the kind of book that Chinaberry had come to be known for throughout the years.

The Wind Boy is a book with a sense of wonder, that sense that anything is possible, despite the most trying circumstances. Although there are plenty of moments of suspense and potential danger to make the story exciting, there is always an underlying feeling of safety and comfort for the youngest of listeners. Gentian, age 8, and her brother Kay, age 9, were driven out of their village, along with Detra, their mother. The war had separated them from the children's father, and Detra, a gifted artist, had to put in long hours doing menial factory work to make ends meet. When Detra placed an ad in the paper for someone to help with her children and the housework, a mysterious girl from the mountains answered the call. Nan turned out to be much more than your typical household help. In fact, Nan's arrival marked the beginning of a whole new way of life for the entire family. If you want to know what I mean by that, you're just going to have to read the book!

Books just don't come much more refreshing and uplifting than this one. With the magic and fantasy of a classic myth and the ageless charm of a beloved fairy tale, The Wind Boy is one of those stories that truly speaks to both children and adults alike. I hope this timeless book will once again find its way into bedtime rituals all over the globe.

(Ages: 5 - 12 years)

#7211 - Paperback Book - 237 pgs
Regularly $12.00   Our price $9.47

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