Mirandy and Brother Wind

Mirandy and Brother Wind

Book - 1988
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To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk, Mirandy tries to capture the wind for her partner.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, c1988
ISBN: 9780394887654
0394887654
9780394987651
0394987659
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, Jerry

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muffinpopcorn
Jan 26, 2014

good folklore tale

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shyracollins
Jan 27, 2013

I feel Mirandy and Brother Wind, is a good book to read to children around black history month. It gives some sight to African American folk tales and culture. The book also shows how determination and dedication pays off, which is something all children should learn. Throughout the book, Mirandy the main character goes through many challenges and obstacles to capture Brother Wind so she could get him to dance with her the junior cakewalk and win, because Mirandy never gives up she reaches her goal of capturing Brother Wind and winning the cakewalk.

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shyracollins
Jan 27, 2013

shyracollins thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 6

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shyracollins
Jan 27, 2013

Mirandy is excited to be participating in her first junior cakewalk, and she know the only way she could win is if she could get Brother Wind to be her partner. Ma Dear (Mirandy’s mother) tells her that there is a old tale that who every catches Brother Wind could get him to do what ever they wanted him to do, so Mirandy sets out to capture Brother Wind and even though it took some time and it seemed she would never be able to catch Brother Wind she did and got him to dance with her and her partner Ezel.

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Jan 27, 2013

“It was spring, and Brother Wind was back. He come high steppin’ through Ridgetop, dressed in his finest and trailing that long, silvery wind cape behind him.”

“When Grandmama Beasley had seen Mirandy and Ezel turning and spinning, moving like shadows in the flickering candlelight, she’d thrown back her head, laughed and said,” Them chullin’ is dancing with the Wind!””

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