The Best Winds children's book is a perfect gift for kids who love to fly kites. This heart warming story is not just for kids. You will love it too. It will be signed by Eujin and she can personalize it by adding your child's name.
A warm, poignant story of a young boy who learns the craft of kite making--and the art of patience--from his loving grandfather. In the Korean custom, Grandfather practices the ancient craft of kite making. "Tonight I will show you how to make a kite," he tells his grandson, Jinho. "For the best winds will be here soon." Grandfather teaches him how to trace the kite on paper, paint it, and build the frame from bamboo sticks. When the kite is completed, it's so beautiful Jinho can't wait to fly it. And he does—without Grandfather, and without the best winds.
Finalist for the Connecticut Book Award, Children's Literature, sponsored by the Connecticut Center for the Book. Included in New Books for Missouri Students, 2007 edition produced by the Missouri State Teacher Association 2008 William Allen White Children's Book Award – Master List
"The dramatic illustrations make use of line and perspective to help the viewer feel the movement of the wind. ...In this sweet story Jinho learns to cultivate patience and to appreciate the beauty of Grandfather's ancient ways from his Korean heritage." —The Reading Teacher
"Neilan's technique of swirling a paintbrush over each picture allows readers to "see" the winds." —Book Links