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“When I get dressed, I help Nanna in the garden. It's a very nice garden, but there's a tiger who lives behind the big bush in the back so I don't ever go there.”

Norton Juster,
The Hello, Goodbye Window

Flora's Very Windy Day

When Flora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and swooping wind, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother away.

Flora's Very Windy DayWith tempting offers from a dragonfly, the man in the moon, and even the wind itself, she will find it difficult to choose.

But Flora would do anything to get rid of Crispin, wouldn't she?

Jeanne's picture-book debut takes flight in award-winner Matt Phelan's twisting, twirling watercolors, brimming with wit and whimsy.


"As realistic as the mixed emotions it captures and as fanciful as a conversation with a rainbow, the first picture book by Birdsall, author of The Penderwicks (2005), blends homely and fantastic elements as naturally as a child at play."
-- Booklist, starred review

Read an interview with Jeanne about Flora on the Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog.

For more information on Matt Phelan, please visit his website: www.mattphelan.com