Flora's Very Windy Day
When Flora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and swooping wind, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother away. With tempting offers from a dragonfly, the man in the moon, and even the wind itself, she will find it difficult to choose. But Flora would do anything to get rid of Crispin, wouldn't she?
Jeanne Birdsall is the National Book Award-winning author of "The Penderwicks" and its sequel, "The Penderwicks on Gardam Street" (Knopf), both of which were also "New York Times" bestsellers. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts withher husband, three insane cats, and a stubborn Boston terrier named Cagney.Visit her website atwww.jeannebirdsall.com.Matt Phelan is the illustrator of the Newbery Award winner "The Higher Power of Lucky"and its sequel, "Lucky Breaks" (Atheneum), both by Susan Patron, as well as the Harcourt books "Very Hairy Bear" by Alice Schertle and "Big George" by Ann Rockwell. He lives in Philadelphia. You can visit his website at www.mattphelan.com."