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Wind Child by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Wind Child (1973)

by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Other authors: Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Illustrator)

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The next blustery day, the kind where you stay in doors and make soup, curl up with this book and enjoy a wonderful experience. The illustrations are lovely and filled with the motion of wind. You can almost hear and feel it about you as you go into the story. The writing is lyrical and evocative, brimming with romance and mystery. A girl who does not realize she is the daughter of the stormy east wind develops into a weaver with magical talents of artistry and eventually wins her heart's desire. Here's a sample about her father so you can just imagine how lovely HER story is. "He found a girl who was not afraid of his wildness. They were wed. He built her a house of blowing branches and wind-torn cloud.They were happy there. She bore him a daughter, but then she died." I love this book and I encourage you to read it and let it sweep you up in the winds of its magic. ( )
  Treeseed | Mar 4, 2008 |
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Dillon, DianeIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Born to a human mother and the East Wind, Resshie grows up wild and dreaming. She wants to know the winds secrets and yearns to fly as the wind does. But she is only a human girl and cannot. She tries to capture the movement of the winds in her weavings, which bring her fame among the villagers, but still, Resshie is lonely. The lives of the village girls are not for her. Resshie is meant for something special, but how will she ever capture her elusive dreams?

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Unaware of her unusual parentage, Resshie grows up restless and longing to know the secrets of the wind and she uses her extraordinary ability as a weaver to help her achieve her dream.

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