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Kate, Who Tamed The Wind

Kate, Who Tamed The Wind

Illustrated by Lee White


Kate, Who Tamed The Wind

About the Book

Award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon presents a young, rhythmic read-aloud about a girl who solves a windy problem with an environmentally sound solution: planting trees.

A wild wind blows on the tippy-top of a steep hill, turning everything upside down for the man who lives there. Luckily, Kate comes up with a plan to tame the wind. With an old wheelbarrow full of young trees, she journeys up the steep hill to add a little green to the man's life, and to protect the house from the howling wind. From award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon and whimsical illustrator Lee White comes a delightfully simple, lyrical story about the important role trees play in our lives, and caring for the world in which we live.

Praise for Bob, Not Bob by Liz Garton Scanlon:
"This is read-aloud gold!" --Publishers Weekly, Starred

Praise for All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon:
"A sumptuous and openhearted poem . . . (that) expresses the philosophy early readers most need to hear: there's humanity everywhere." --The New York Times

Product Details

On sale: February 6, 2018
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Grades 6-8
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9781101934791
Reading level: Lexile: AD540L | Fountas/Pinnell: L

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Author Bio

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of many children's picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book All the World and Happy Birthday, Bunny, which Publishers Weekly called "as memorable and heartfelt as a birthday book gets." Liz lives in breezy, beautiful Austin, Texas, with her husband and her two daughters, who all love flying kites. Follow Liz on Twitter at @LGartonScanlon and visit her at lizgartonscanlon.com.

Lee White is the illustrator of many books for children, including I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín, winner of the Pura Belpré Award; The Lost Track of Time by Paige Britt; Arctic White by Danna Smith; and, most recently, Emma and the Whale by Julie Case. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon, where the wind makes his umbrella useless when it rains. Follow Lee on Twitter at @Art_Lee_White or visit him at leewhiteillustration.com.


"The story and illustrations strike just the right notes of lightheartedness, determination, and education—on Earth-friendly materials to boot."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The lyrical text begs to be read aloud and is perfect for Arbor Day or Earth Day celebrations."—School Library Journal, starred review

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