The North Wind and the Sun


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$18.99  $17.66
Neal Porter Books
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9.1 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Philip Stead is the author of the Caldecott Medal-winning book A Sick Day for Amos McGee, also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead. Together with Erin, he also created Bear Has a Story to Tell, an E.B. White Read-Aloud Award honor book. Philip, also an artist, has written and illustrated several of his own books. He lives with Erin, their daughter, and their dog in a 100-year-old barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


"There's a heartfelt depth just under the surface that begs for multiple readings, as does the interactive formatting. . . With gentle prose that rolls from the tongue, this is also a cozy read-aloud."--The New York Times

★ "While many artists have retold this story, Stead has created something truly special. . . . Stead's beautifully textured illustrations create a strong duality between the elements, with the North Wind's frenetic lines in stark contrast to the Sun's serene spirals. . . . Masterfully updated and impeccably rendered."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ "When a virtuoso abandons all the rules and creates something more, everyone sits up with attention, and children will too. Aesop on steroids in blasts of colored pencil? Now that's a classic."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

"A moving and welcome retelling, like a breath of fresh air."--The Horn Book

"The folkloric tone is perfectly matched by Stead's familiar colored-pencil and print illustrations. . . .Cozy and comforting, the book nearly begs to be a seasonal readers' theater event."--The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

"Stead adds a sense of healing. . . ."--Publishers Weekly