April 14, 2015
8.1 X 0.4 X 10.6 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Michelle Worthington: Michelle Worthington was born in Brisbane, Queensland and has lived there all her life. She enjoys traveling and has spent time studying in France where she lived for a year. Winner of the 1988 Little Swaggie Award and other Australian bush poetry competitions, she has been published in numerous Australian and International poetry anthologies. She has published several books in Australia. Since a very early age, she has shown a love of words, and has always excelled at English and Creative Writing, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from University of Queensland in 1996. The stories she writes are like the stories she used to read when she was little with a modern twist. Her goal is to be a successful Australian author known for classically elegant, entertaining and compassionate stories for young children. She wrote Noah Chases the Wind for her oldest son and niece, who have both been diagnosed with autism. Joseph Cowman: Joseph Cowman lives and paints in the hills and valleys of suburban Idaho. Joseph enjoys making school visits and giving students illustration lessons. He is a long-standing member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He is the illustrator of Redleaf Lane's six Early Experiences picture books, and he is the illustrator of a 2011 book series published by Moonshoot. Joseph has also worked on several e-book applications and works on toy and environment design.
"Noah has endless curiosity about how and why things work. . . . Cowman's gusty wisps show each stream of air turning a different jewel tone, swirling all around. . . . Worthington's sensitive exploration leaves readers with their own set of questions and perhaps gratitude for all types of perspectives. An invitation to wonder, imagine and look at everything (humans included) in a new way. "
--Kirkus Review Noah Chases the Wind is about a little boy who has autism. Noah knows he is different. He acts, feels, and sees things differently than other kids. Noah likes to learn about new things and he wants to know where the wind goes. Noah decided he can find out where the wind goes if he chases the wind. The wind goes around the town. Then the wind picks Noah up and flies him high above the clouds. Noah learns where the wind goes. I really loved Noah Chases the Wind. It reminds me of one of my friend who looks like Noah. He learns things a bit differently and also has autism. I am seven years old and am able to read this book on my own. The illustrations are great. The pictures are soft, colorful, and detailed. I liked going back and looking at the pictures. I loved the way the illustrator drew the wind. I wish we could really fly with the wind like Noah does.--Jewel, Age 7, San Francisco Book Review