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A Net to Catch the Wind: Greaves, Margaret A Net to Catch the Wind: Greaves, Margaret

A Net to Catch the Wind

Greaves, Margaret

ISBN 10: 0060221046 / ISBN 13: 9780060221041
Published by Harper & Row, New York, NY, 1979
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Hardcover book has light rubbing to top and bottom of spine else FINE--clean, crisp pages, unmarked, basically like new. Dust jacket has a little wear to tips else FINE. Original price intact on flap. Lovely pencil illustrations by Gammell who went on to win a Caldecott Medal. Bookseller Inventory # 94020607

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Title: A Net to Catch the Wind

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Stephen Gammell

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: First Edition, Stated..

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A princess shows her father the importance of freedom and love when he tries to capture a silver colt that is dear to her.

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PreSchool-Grade 3-- An ecological tale in which the interdependent chain of cows, clover, bees, sailors, and cats on an island is shattered. The story is presented with humor and charm in a melodious, smoothly flowing text and crisp, dynamically symmetrical, expressive pictures done in gouache and colored pencils. The old ladies' cats prevent the field mice from stealing the honeycombs, thus keeping the bees active pollinating the clover, which feeds the cattle that produce the milk to nourish the sailors who protect the island from pirates. But when the mayor falls over a cat one night, he orders the old ladies to confine their felines after dark. The natural order dissolves, leaving the island easy prey for invaders--until the wise old ladies set the mayor straight. In an elegantly executed variety of full-, double-, and half-page spreads, the industrious cats, sweetly vacant-faced cows, manly youths, fuzzy mice, nefarious villains, and concerned townsfolk parade against a background of lush green meadows, pink clover, a jade ocean, and a flower-gardened village. The lesson is a treat for the eye and the ear. --Patricia Pearl, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
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