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  • The Cloud Spinner
  • Written by Michael Catchpool
    Illustrated by Alison Jay
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780375870118
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The Cloud Spinner

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Synopsis

Synopsis

One small boy has a special gift—he can weave cloth from the clouds: gold in the early morning with the rising sun, white in the afternoon, and crimson in the evening. He spins just enough cloth for a warm scarf. But when the king sees the boy's magnificent cloth, he demands cloaks and gowns galore. "It would not be wise," the boy protests. "Your majesty does not need them!" But spin he must—and soon the world around him begins to change.

From author Michael Catchpool and illustrator Alison Jay comes a magical tale about the beauty and fragility of our natural world, and the wisdom and courage needed to protect it.
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Praise

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2012:
“There are definitely lessons about taking only what you need, about care for the needs of others and about listening to what is unsaid, but they are fully inside the story and only add to the pleasure.”

Awards

WINNER 2012 Amazon Best of the Year
WINNER 2012 Kid's Indie Next List "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers"

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