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When the Wind Changed : Australian Children's Classics - Ruth Park

When the Wind Changed

Australian Children's Classics

By: Ruth Park, Deborah Niland (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st January 2011
For Ages: 4+ years old
Ships: 3 to 4 business days
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Josh is a little boy who likes to make faces. He practises his scary faces every day. If only Josh had listened when his father told him what would happen when the wind changed!

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4.1

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  • Easy to read (5)
  • Engaging characters (4)

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5.0

when the wind changed

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from sydney

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Great Fun For Little Boys

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    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about When the Wind Changed:

    speedy delivery. wonderful service.

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    1.0

    disappointing book

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    from Melbourne Au

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      • Disappointing

      Best Uses

      • Not for young readers

      Comments about When the Wind Changed:

      I got this for my four year old grandson my daughter won,t readit to him,its scary a bank robber with a gun etc,not good going tobed with this book for young ones.

       
      5.0

      It works!

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      from Perth

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      Pros

      • Behaviour Changing
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • To Stop Face Pulling

        Comments about When the Wind Changed:

        I remember this book as a child. It stuck in my mind and when I would pull faces, I'd hesitate in case it was true that my face would stay that way if the wind changed. Now, it's had a similar impact on my 4 year old who had started pulling an angry, hulk-style face regularly. He rarely does it now, just a week after reading this book,

         
        5.0

        A great read for kids

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        from NZ

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters

        Cons

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          • Younger Readers

          Comments about When the Wind Changed:

          All kids love it as it has funny faces , a bank robber and just enough scare factor with a surprise ending.

           
          4.0

          Still available - When the Wind Changed

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          from Melbourne

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          Pros

          • A Gentle Educational Tool
          • A Handy Story To Have For

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            • Younger Readers

            Comments about When the Wind Changed:

            This particular book was difficult to locate. I find Booktopia my port in a storm when I'm looking for older issued books. I find the service from ordering to delivery excellent.

             
            4.0

            A wonderful humorous adventure

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            from Sydney, AU

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            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
            • Well Written

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              Comments about When the Wind Changed:

              A story to entertain and amuse the young and the young at heart. If you've ever pulled a face, you must read this book!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A great book for kids

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              from Epping NSW

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              • Easy To Read

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                Comments about When the Wind Changed:

                My grandson loved this book and asked to have it read to him often

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                'A joke. A pretty dumb joke. There's this boy, Josh, who makes horrible faces. He scares the dog next door, and his grandmother. His mother asks him "not to try his faces on the people in the street because it would not be good for Dad's business." His father is a bank teller. He warns Josh that "if you're making a face and the wind changes it will stay that way." When he does, and it does, he heads for the bank - face covered - to see if his Dad knows "some more." A bank robber, seeing his face, drops his gun; and just then the wind changes again (yes, inside the bank), and Josh's face returns to normal. But that night on TV, Dad makes a face too, and "Just then the wind changed." The faces are gruesome, all right, but making faces is a lot funnier in the flesh. - Kirkus Reviews

                Ruth Park

                Another in a long line of writers born elsewhere yet able to capture Australian life so beautifully, Ruth Park’s writing has had a lasting effect on both adults and children for over 60 years.

                Born in Auckland to a Scottish father and a Swedish mother, Park moved to Australia in 1942 where she had lined up a job with a newspaper.

                Her first novel was The Harp in the South, a graphic story of Irish slum life in Sydney, which has been translated into 37 languages. Even though it was acclaimed by literary critics, the book proved controversial with sections of the public due to its candour. It remains her most popular novel and has never been out of print.

                Between 1946 and 2004, she received numerous awards for her contributions to literature in both Australia and internationally including the Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings in 1977. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987.

                Ruth Park died in December 2010.

                Visit Ruth Park's Booktopia Author Page


                ISBN: 9780207167614
                ISBN-10: 0207167613
                Series: Australian Children's Classics
                Audience: Children
                For Ages: 4+ years old
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 32
                Published: 1st January 2011
                Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 18.9  x 0.3
                Weight (kg): 0.13