brother wind, sister rain

Summary:
Mari and her brother Jason awaken to find that all the clocks in their house have stopped running. It is 7:06 am. Something strange is going on, and they hear a voice calling them to come out of the house. The voice is Sister Rain, a mermaid, who invites them to join her on a nature tour. The children are nervous but Sister Rain gains their trust. Together with Sun Father, Earth Mother, and Brother Wind, Sister Rain introduces the children to nature’s beauty, function, and power.
Educational Themes:
The purpose of this book is to help children understand the importance of nature, conservation, and habitat. The vignettes will generate lots of questions for readers and provide springboards for substantive conversation and discussion.
Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
7 to 12
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. While this as an educational and enjoyable book, it is not one that will be read lots of times.
Little Kid Reaction:
Review pending.
Big Kid Reaction:
The book is interesting, enjoyable, and educational.
Pros:

The author is an imaginative and creative storyteller. The book will pique the curiosity of most adolescent readers.

Cons:

None.


Title Brother Wind, Sister Rain
About
Author Patricia Telesco
Publisher Galde Press, Inc. © 1996
Illustrators Colleen Koziara
ISBN 1880090325
Material Paperback
Cost $9.95
Genres Easy Reader, Adventure, Nature, Middle Grade, Fantasy
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