Sweet T and the North Wind
Interest Level: Grades 1 - 4
Irene A. Jahns
Old-timers from the village warn that magic happens when the North Wind blows.
So begins an adventure for Tara, or Sweet T, as Grandma calls her. Cooped up inside on the coldest winter day in memory, Tara tries to make the best of it. But when she makes a wish, that ordinary afternoon takes Tara on the ride of her life and a journey she'll never forget.
Sweet T and the North Wind is a sweet, fun, and slightly sentimental story ... of a girl and a scooter, with enough magic to delight children, and some very nice watercolor drawings. But it also has a sad side--as T must come to terms with the sickness of her loving grandmother.
---Nikki Bennett, author of Four Fiends and Mukade Island
The author tickles the creative and imaginative thoughts of young readers ... Both the story and illustrations complement each other beautifully.
---Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
It is … in part an instructive tale: it teaches us how to imagine, the strength of memories, the richness of family, the things that can happen with a spark of imagination … In this endearing winter’s tale, memories are mixed with wonder, and little Sweet T teaches us that memory might not only be something old but a bridge to something new.
--- Editors, Inkspokes
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