Where does the wind go when it stops?
When a little boy asks this question at the end of a happy day, his mother explains that the wind does not stop-it blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else.
Reassuringly, she tells him that nothing ever ends, it simply begins in another place or in another way. Rain goes back into the clouds to create new storms, waves fold back upon the sea to become new waves, and the day moves on to make way for the night, bringing the darkness and stars for the little boy to dream in.
Charlotte Zolotow's lyrical prose and Stefano Vitale's rich illustrations make this a beautiful celebration of the cycle of life.
About the Author
Charlotte Zolotow-author, editor, publisher, and educator-had one of the most distinguished careers in the field of children's literature. She wrote more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics including the Caldecott Honor medalist Mr.Rabbit and the Lovely Present. Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1915,
Stefano Vitale's award-winning artwork appears in galleries and exhibitions as well as in such picture books as When the Wind Stops, by Charlotte Zolotow (an ALA Notable Book). Mr. Vitale is a graduate of the University of Southern California and of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He lives with his family in Venice, Italy.
James Nelson has served as a seaman, rigger, boatswain and officer on a number of sailing vessels. The author of several seafaring adventures, he lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and children.