Mad at the wind for blowing everything away, Jack tries a succession of ways to stop it
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Kindergarten-Grade 3 This tongue-in-cheek tall tale relates Jack's great battle with the Whoopee wind in Wyoming. The wind blew away most of Jack's farm, took the feathers right off his chickens, and sprinkled his fence posts over the prairie. But when it starts tormenting his dog Mose, Jack becomes determined to come up with a clever scheme. And clever is the word for Calhoun's text. After several of Jack's plans fail, the story comes to a satisfying conclusion that will please readers. The pages are filled to the edge with Gackenbach's colorful drawings. His humorous illustrations show red-nosed, red-cheeked cowboys and bald chickens. The wind heartily swirls through nearly every page adding action to an already fast-paced plot. School and public libraries alike will want to add this selection as an easy picture book example of a tall tale. Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, Va.
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110688061370