for Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia C. McKissack and Jerry Pinkney
Mirandy overlooks her obvious partner for her first cakewalk as she tries to find Brother Wind. Set in the rural South of the early 20th century, the exuberant story is full of humor and joy. The full-color illustrations offer an abundance of complementary details. The African-American origins of the cakewalk are explained in the author's brief autobiographical note. (Ages 4-8)
CCBC Choices 1988. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1988. Used with permission.
Illus. in full color."Mirandy is sure she'll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise. This gets a high score for plot, pace, and characterization. Mirandy sparkles with energy and determination. Multi-hued watercolors fill the pages with patterned ferment. A treat to pass on to new generations."--(starred) Bulletin, Center for Children's Books. Cassette running time: 20 min.
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