Article in The Newburyport Daily News
Read this interesting article about Julia in the Newburyport Daily News.
Karen Veilleux Assistant Head of Youth Services
Assistant Head of Youth Services
North Shore Kid
See the Press release on http://northshorekid.com/event/meet-childrens-author-julia-walsh
Reviews from Professional Educators
FROM: Massachusetts Audubon Society – Lisa Hutchings, School and Youth Education Coordinator, Teacher, Naturalist, and mother, Newburyport, Massachusetts.
“I absolutely LOVED your book. What a lovely, personal story that so many could relate to, adults as well as children. The illustrations are so real that I wanted to touch the pages with the swaying grasses!”
FROM: Cecilie Zwick Coker, Lower School Librarian, Sanford School, Hockessin, Delaware
“Julia Walsh’s account of Julie and her interest in the mallard duck, presents with vivid imagery and is a beautiful intergenerational story about friendship and compassion. Children will enjoy hearing about Julie’s curiosity about the life of a mallard duckling, and they will be able to connect with the subtle topic of persevering when faced with a difficult situation.”
FROM: Nancy Donovan, marine docent and author of Wild Dolphin Rider, Oscar the Herring Gull, and Marissa the Forest Spirit
“Wings in the Wind is a delightful story of courage, persistence, and friendship. We watch, through Julie’s eyes, the survival and maturing of a mallard duckling. At the same time, we listen as Julie learns nature’s lessons. Information is accurate; presented in a way that children and adults can feel connected to the adventure. The illustrations are perfect for the story. They show a wide expanse of the marsh and river, while keeping Julie and the duckling still the focus of the story.”