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Brother to the Wind

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Emeke is a young African boy who yearns to fly like the wind. One day the animals of the veldt lead him to Good Snake, who teaches him the secrets of flight: trust in others and faithfulness to ideals.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1985 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1985)
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A modern story told in the fashion of a folktale drawing from African symbolism and mythology.

Emeke wants to fly, but he is a boy and boys can't fly! He visits Good Snake and asks her to help him to fly. Good Snake gives instructions for Emeke to follow to make his desire come true. Despite the continued nay-saying of his fellow villagers, Emeke forges ahead.

Lovely artwork by the Dillons in full color on every page.
Deborah Harris
I love the pictures, there is so much to see. Emeke wants to fly, and the Good Snake can make any wish come true. Emeke goes on a quest for the Good Snake and the right wind. This is a fun story.
3.5 stars :-)

The Dillons do justice to this tale of a boy who wants to fly and who seeks out Good Snake in hopes of having his wish fulfilled.
the Dillons did the art. the dillons did the art.
that there is a wonderfully written story is just a bonus.
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Delegate to the 2nd World Black and African Festival of the Arts & Culture in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1977. Graduate of Southern University with an MA in education from Antioch College. She lives in Denver, Colorado, and travels widely as an educational consultant.
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