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The Resource Good night, Wind, by Linda Elovitz Marshall ; Illustrated by Maëlle Doliveux

Good night, Wind, by Linda Elovitz Marshall ; Illustrated by Maëlle Doliveux

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Good night, Wind
Title
Good night, Wind
Statement of responsibility
by Linda Elovitz Marshall ; Illustrated by Maëlle Doliveux
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eng
Summary
After working hard through the fall and winter, Wind is ready for a nap but after being turned away time and again he becomes angry
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Illustration
Review
  • Striking artwork fashioned from ribbons of crisply cut colored paper enlivens this retelling of a Yiddish folktale. Winter Wind flies into a rage after searching unsuccessfully for a place to sleep, “crying like a child, howling like a dog, wailing like a cat.” No one wants to host the chilly breeze, neither tree nor rock nor country innkeeper. A girl whose brother cries in fright shouts at Wind (“Stop pounding on our windows!”), then realizes that Wind’s fury is really exhaustion. “Wind is acting like a tired, angry baby,” the girl tells her brother, and they find Wind a quiet place to sleep. Marshall (Mommy, Baby, and Me) writes with the force of a gale: “Snow hurtled to the ground and gusted back to the sky, whirling in huge white sheets.” Spreads in autumn reds and winter blues by cut-paper artist Doliveux carry still more energy—gusts blow off Wind’s bulky blue body as sailing ribbons and embossed white paper represents mounds of snow. Discovering that rage can mask other emotions is powerful knowledge, and readers will be drawn to the image of the two children taming a gigantic force. Ages 4–8. (Feb.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 11/05/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 45, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ At the end of winter, the tired winter wind searches for "a place to rest." Inspired by a Yiddish story, author Marshall uses fresh language to reimagine this tale of the winter wind, exhausted after working all winter blowing leaves off trees and sculpting snow drifts for children, now looking for a respite. But all the places it tries to settle down—the cozy houses, a tree trunk, a rock—reject it because, of course, it's the icy winter wind. When it rattles the windows of a remote cabin, frightening a young boy, the boy's sister demands that the wind stop and tells her brother that "Wind is acting like a tired, angry baby." The boy replies, with impeccable child logic, "Maybe Wind needs a nap?" The two children guide the wind to a cave, where the wind gratefully hunkers down. While the story is wonderfully inviting in itself, illustrator Doliveux's images, created using dioramas constructed from cut-paper collage, then lit and photographed, are wondrous. Winter Wind is a swirling mass of paper strips in cool blues and whites with dark, expressive eyes. By contrast, the cozy rooms and houses are rendered in warm colors and steady lines to give viewers a sense of order and warmth. Both white and brown-skinned people are depicted. A sparkling story whose fresh words and deeply imagined, skillfully rendered illustrations give it a feel that is both contemporary and folkloric. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10758926
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DLC
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Marshall, Linda Elovitz
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Doliveux, Maëlle
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True
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  • Winds
  • Naps (Sleep)
  • Winds
  • Naps (Sleep)
  • Naps (Sleep)
  • Winds
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Yiddish folktale
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Good night, Wind, by Linda Elovitz Marshall ; Illustrated by Maëlle Doliveux
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on1000526976
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780823437887
Lccn
2017024830
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1000526976
Label
Good night, Wind, by Linda Elovitz Marshall ; Illustrated by Maëlle Doliveux
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1000526976
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780823437887
Lccn
2017024830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000526976

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