Synopses & Reviews
"This gem of a book will resonate with older siblings everywhere."and#160;--School Library Journal and#160; Whenand#160;Flora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and swooping wind, sheand#160;gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother away. With tempting offers from a dragonfly, the man in the moon, and even the wind itself, she will find it difficult to choose. But Flora would do anything to get rid of Crispin, wouldnand#8217;t she?and#160;and#160;
"The story's sense and wit are most fully expressed in the text, but the character's actions and emotions are most memorably portrayed in the artwork... A fine picture book with a fierce, bold, and (deep down) compassionate heroine."and#8212;Booklist
"Emotionally true from cover to cover."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
"Birdsall's crisp and delightful first picture book....believable characters, a tightly constructed story line, and a nod to past children's literature."and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"This gem of a book will resonate with older siblings everywhere."and#8212;School Library Journal
Sharing with one's little sister can be an awful bother, but it has its rewards too.
"Mercer Mayer's Little Critter"--P.  of cover.
Heartwarming picture bookand#160;charmingly depicts the topsy-turvy feelings a big sisterand#160;has for herand#160;toddlerand#160; brother.and#160;An emotionally true tale by award-winning author Jeanne Birdsall, with whimsical illustrations byand#160;celebrated artist Matt Phelan. and#160; and#160; and#160;
About the Author
Jeanne Birdsall is the National Book Award-winning author of The Penderwicks and its sequel, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (Knopf), both of which were also New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts withand#160;her husband, three insane cats, and a stubborn Boston terrier named Cagney.and#160;Visit her website atand#160;www.jeannebirdsall.com.
Matt Phelan is the illustrator of the Newbery Award winner The Higher Power of Luckyand#160;and its sequel, Lucky Breaks (Atheneum), both by Susan Patron, as well as the Harcourt books Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle and Big George by Ann Rockwell. He lives in Philadelphia. You can visit his website at www.mattphelan.com.