Friday, March 23, 2012

Wind Child

They say March is a windy month...

Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Leo and Diane Dillon 1999

A tremendously beautiful book, both in story and illustrations.  Told with the feel of a folk tale, Resshie is the daughter of the East wind.  She becomes a weaver and is famous for her skill but is lonely and longing for a husband.  She tries to weave one and capture one, but it is only after a mysterious prince challenges her weaving skills does she find a lover who is as wild and like the wind as she is.

The Dillons are a husband and wife illustrator team and their work is wonderful.  More of their books will show up on this blog.

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