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Bag in the Wind by Ted Kooser

Bag in the Wind

by Ted Kooser, Barry Root (Illustrator)

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Excellent story and artwork. ( )
  deldevries | Jan 31, 2016 |
This is a great illustration of how everyday items can be reused and also includes information on the environmental hazards posed by plastic. ( )
  mariahpolen | Sep 10, 2013 |
A tale of recycling; all about a plastic bag and its many uses. A bit didactic.
  jon1lambert | Feb 10, 2013 |
Best suited to children in elementary school, Bag in the Wind, written by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Barry Root, is a thought-provoking story about an empty plastic bag. Although still usable, it has been discarded. It is subsequently unearthed at a landfill and is blown back into a world of plants, animals and people.

Beautifully written and illustrated, Bag in the Wind is a picture book that will challenge older readers to think about ways to reuse resources.
  storytimestandouts | May 11, 2011 |
This book follows the life of a plastic bag which was thrown away. It flies all over the place and is used for many different things, showing the reader to not throw them away but to reuse or recycle them. I definitely think that the story and illustrations were both very strong in this book. The soft, muted colors that Root used were quite beautiful and really grabbed my interest. ( )
  hshell | Feb 28, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763630012, Hardcover)

In a singular first children’s book, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser follows a plastic bag on its capricious journey from a landfill into a series of townspeople’s lives.

One cold morning in early spring, a bulldozer pushes a pile of garbage around a landfill and uncovers an empty plastic bag — a perfectly good bag, the color of the skin of a yellow onion, with two holes for handles — that someone has thrown away. Just then, a puff of wind lifts the rolling, flapping bag over a chain-link fence and into the lives of several townsfolk — a can-collecting girl, a homeless man, a store owner — not that all of them notice. Renowned poet Ted Kooser fashions an understated yet compassionate world full of happenstance and connection, neglect and care, all perfectly expressed in Barry Root’s tender illustrations. True to the book’s earth-friendly spirit, it is printed on paper containing 100 percent recycled post-consumer waste and includes an author’s note on recycling plastic bags.

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One cold, spring morning, an ordinary grocery bag begins blowing around a landfill, then as it travels down a road, through a stream, and into a town, it is used in various ways by different people, many of whom do not even notice it.

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