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A Boy Asked the Wind

A Boy Asked the Wind

By Barbara Nickel; illustrated by Gillian Newland

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    At Ash Park near the corner of Ash St. and W. 68th Ave
A Boy Asked the Wind

Barbara Nickel is the author of books for young people, including Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach, which won the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. She lives in Yarrow, B.C. with her husband and two sons.

Told in verse, a young boy accompanies the wind across mountain, ocean, desert and sky and learns about the impact wind has on Earth along the way. Beautifully illustrated, this book includes a glossary as well as explanations of the five international names for wind.

In addition to illustrating a number of picture books, Gillian Newland’s artwork can be seen on the covers of several young adult novels and in magazines. She has won the Ruth Schwartz Award and been nominated for the Lane Anderson Award. Gillian lives in Toronto with her husband and their pet fish, Chris Redfield.

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