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The Truth About Wind

A picture book by Hazel Hutchins & Gail Herbert, illustrated by Dusan Petricic.

Hazel Hutchins & Gail Herbert, illustrated by Dusan Petricic

A vividly imagined story about the importance of telling the truth, even if it means losing something you love.

When Jesse finds a toy horse and makes it his very own, his imagination runs wild. This horse is the fastest horse in the whole world, so Jesse names him Wind. He can't wait to race him across the prairie (the kitchen table) and over deep canyons (the bathtub).

There's just one problem: Wind doesn't actually belong to Jesse. He was left behind accidentally by his real owners. And though at first Jesse is full of joy as he plays with Wind, soon he starts to feel uneasy—Jesse knows Wind's real owners must miss him.

But how can Jesse explain to his mother exactly where Wind came from? And is there a way to make everything okay again? 

The Truth About Wind is a dynamic story about the courage it takes to face up to a lie, brought to life by a trio of celebrated creators. (From Annick Press)

Hazel Hutchins is an author from Alberta who has written over 50 books for children and young adults. Gail Herbert is an Ontario-based writer and author. The Truth About Wind is the third book by Hutchins and Hebert. They also co-wrote Anna at the Art Museum and Mattland.

Dušan Petričić is a Serbian artist and illustrator. He lived in Toronto for more than a decade, and has illustrated several Canadian children's books, including In the Tree House by Andrew Larsen, Mr. Zinger's Hat by Cary Fagan, the Jacob Two-Two series by Mordecai Richler and several picture books by Margaret Atwood.

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