42 (excluding end-pages) pages
23 x 29 cm - n/a€
What does the average child know about wind? Probably, not much. What is wind? What are the different types of wind? Which way does the wind blow? Why do hurricanes need names? How does the wind affect birds, animals, and plants? You will find answers to all these questions and many other interesting facts about wind in this brightly illustrated book for children ages six to ten. The book was written in collaboration with a meteorologist of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.
The book contains facts from geography, history, biology and other fields of science. The main character in this book is the wind, but there are others as well: an old man and his granddaughter to whom he tells about the wind. Their journey can be traced through the pages of the book, or you can make up your own story.
The illustrations for The Wind were shortlisted for the BIBF Ananas International Illustration Exhibition in Beijing, China and were honored with an award at the International Illustration and Book Design Competition — Image of the Book in Moscow, Russia. The Wind was published in Russia in 2020 by Rech. Complete professional English translation available.
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Rights sold: Simplified Chinese, complex Chinese, Turkish, German, Italian, English (USA, Canada, United Kingdom), Serbian languages
⭐ “A beautiful and fascinating primer on the wind”
Kirkus Reviews starred review of US edition by Eerdmans
⭐ BIBF Ananas International Illustration Exhibition in Beijing (2020), finalist
⭐Wissenschaftsbuch (Best science book of the year): shortlisted (German language edition by Magellan), 2023