Mirandy and Brother Wind

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (7)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Children's Picture Books J PB McKI
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB McKISSACK Pat
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Picture Books qj Paperback M
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Clairton Public Library Fiction J MCKI
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections rqj FICTION McKissack
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Illus. in full color."Mirandy is sure she'll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise. This gets a high score for plot, pace, and characterization. Mirandy sparkles with energy and determination. Multi-hued watercolors fill the pages with patterned ferment. A treat to pass on to new generations."--(starred) Bulletin, Center for Children's Books. Cassette running time- 20 min.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 1-3. Mirandy's effort to capture the wind to help her win the cakewalk contest is set in a small southern town at the turn of the century."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "As a prefatory note explains, this picture book was inspired by a photo of the author's grandparents winning a cakewalk``a dance rooted in Afro-American culture''and her grandfather's boast that, in her dancing, his wife had captured the wind. In the book, Mirandy determines to catch Brother Wind and have him for her partner in the upcoming junior cakewalk. She tries a number of tactics springing from folk wisdom, and finally succeeds in trapping her prey in the barn. At the contest, Mirandy chooses to dance with her friend Ezelbut, with Brother Wind to do her bidding, the two friends win the cakewalk in style. Told in spirited dialect and rendered in lavish, sweeping watercolors, this provides an intriguing look at a time gone by. As a story, however, it proves somewhat disappointing. After the colorful description of cakewalking in the author's note and the anticipation created through Mirandy's own eagerness, the brief and rather static scenes portraying the dance itself are a letdown. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dance -- Fiction.
Winds -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Knopf,1988
Contributors Pinkney, Jerry.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1989
Caldecott Honor Book, 1989
Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780394887654
0394987659 (lib. bdg.)
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