How the Ladies Stopped the Wind

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The women of one village in Iceland decide to plant trees to stop the powerful winds that make it difficult even to go for a walk, but first they must find ways to prevent the sheep from eating all of their saplings while encouraging chickens to fertilize them.

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Bruce McMillan has written and illustrated more children’s books set in Iceland than any other United States author. Going Fishing is his sixth to be set there, and his forty-third overall. He often summers in Iceland, though he lives in Shapleigh, Maine. Bruce holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Maine and has received numerous awards and honors for his children’s books.

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The homey tale combined with...folksy, funny illustrations makes for an extremely winning combination. Gunnella is especially talented at...humor and quirky chracterization...
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"McMillan's second tale...is as charming as his first...The folk-art pictures...match the lively folk-tale tone..." Booklist 10/01/07 Booklist, ALA

"Pait this original tale with other porquoi tales for a storytime that explores why things are the way they are." The Bulletin October 2007 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[T]his book will be useful not only for storytimes, but also in classroom units on ecology." SLJ Jan 2007 School Library Journal

"Having successfully solved The Problem With Cickens...in their first collaboration, the creators delier another amusingly unconventional tale." The Horn Book Horn Book

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