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North Wind and the Sun

Oxford Classic Fables

No. of pages 32

The North Wind blew with all his might, but it was no use. The North Wind is sure that he is powerful enough to blow the cloak from the shoulders of a passing horseman. But will his furious strength be a match for the gentle, warming influence of the Sun? The simple message of this La Fontaine fable - that gentle persuasion is always more successful than aggressive coercion - is gloriously told in this lovely picture book from Brian Wildsmith, an internationally acclaimed writer and artist for children. His simple words and sumptuous illustrations bring a freshness to this timeless fable and the stunning new cover design and imaginative interior typography will delight a whole new generation of young Wildsmith fans.


This book is part of a book series called Oxford Classic Fables .

There are 32 pages in this book. This book was published 2007 by Oxford University Press .

Brian Lawrence Wildsmith was a British painter and children's book illustrator. He won the 1962 Kate Greenaway Medal for British children's book illustration, for the wordless alphabet book ABC. In all his books, the illustrations are always as important as the text. Wildsmith is considered as one of the greatest children's illustrators. The British Library Association recognised his first book, the wordless alphabet book ABC (1962), with the Kate Greenaway Medal for the year's best children's book illustration by a British subject. Four of his works were subsequently commended runners-up for the Medal, all published by Oxford University Press: Oxford Book of Poetry for Children, edited by Edward Blishen, 1963; The Lion and the Rat: A Fable, by Jean de La Fontaine (1668), adapted from Aesop, also 1963; Birds, 1967; and The Owl and the Woodpecker, 1971. The biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award conferred by the International Board on Books for Young People is the highest recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children's books. Wildsmith was one of two runners-up for the inaugural illustration award in 1966 and one of three runners-up in 1968. Find out more here https://www. brianwildsmith. com/.

This book contains the following story:

The North Wind and the Sun

This book is in the following series:

Oxford Classic Fables

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