A tall winter's tale blows in from the West. Thad and Annie have just moved out West and are planning on a day of fun at a frozen lake. But once a chinook blows in and turns up the heat, the kids aren't sure if they'll spend their afternoon skating or swimming. Full-color illustrations.A tall winter's tale blows in from the West. Thad and Annie have just moved out West and are planning on a day of fun at a frozen lake. But once a chinook blows in and turns up the heat, the kids aren't sure if they'll spend their afternoon skating or swimming. Full-color illustrations.Read Less
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Illustrated by Barry Root. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 0688108709. Like new pictorial laminated hardback in a vg dust jacket. No marks or notes. Dust jacket has a 3 inch closed tear at the top of the spine tape reinforced from the reverse side.
1993. A good ex-library copy with usual library markings. Pages are clean and free of writing. Minor cover wear. Dust jacket in good condition, has been covered in mylar. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world.
Publishers Weekly, 1993-03-15 In his children's book debut, Tunnell tells of the great, hot winds that tear through the winter countryside of the Pacific Northwest. A brother and sister recently moved to that region meet Andrew Delaney McFadden, an eccentric old man who is bracing himself for the return of the great Chinook that turned his community upside-down 50 years earlier. In a rather labored exposition, the man tells the wide-eyed children what a Chinook is and recounts the havoc the great gale wreaked on the town. Unfortunately, Tunnell's story, with its absence of a directed narrative and fleshed-out characters, is little more than a series of loosely connected tall tales. Even the somewhat predictable ``surprise'' ending, in which the long-awaited Chinook is seen rolling into town once more, fails to satisfy. Root's ( The Araboolies of Liberty Street ; The Singing Fir Tree ) peppy watercolors--an agreeable stylistic departure for this talented artist--provide a polished chromatic shift between winter's blue and white landscape and the golds of the Chinook-parched earth. Such whimsically surreal images as a horse-drawn sleigh ``sailing'' gaily through a flooded village add needed sparkle. Ages 5-up. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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