Flora's Very Windy Day

by Jeanne Birdsall and Matt Phelan

Heartwarming picture book charmingly depicts the topsy-turvy feelings a big sister has for her toddler  brother. An emotionally true tale by award-winning author Jeanne Birdsall, with whimsical illustrations by celebrated artist Matt Phelan.




  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547994857
  • ISBN-10: 0547994850
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 08/27/2013
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

"This gem of a book will resonate with older siblings everywhere." --School Library Journal


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. With 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?  

About the author
Jeanne Birdsall

Jeanne Birdsall is the National Book Award-winning author of The Penderwicks and its sequel, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (Knopf), both of which were also New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with her husband, three insane cats, and a stubborn Boston terrier named Cagney. Visit her website at www.jeannebirdsall.com.

Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan's many books include the popular picture book Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle and the innovative graphic novel The Storm in the Barn, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit him online at mattphelan.com.  


"The story's sense and wit are most fully expressed in the text, but the character's actions and emotions are most memorably portrayed in the artwork... A fine picture book with a fierce, bold, and (deep down) compassionate heroine."—Booklist

"Emotionally true from cover to cover."—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

"Birdsall's crisp and delightful first picture book....believable characters, a tightly constructed story line, and a nod to past children's literature."—Publishers Weekly

"This gem of a book will resonate with older siblings everywhere."—School Library Journal