WRITTEN BY ALEXIS O'NEILL
ILLUSTRATED BY TERRY WIDENER
Published by Calkins Creek, 2013
2016-2017 Nominee - Picture Books for Older Readers
Homan Walsh loves to fly his kite. And when a contest is announced to see whose kite string can span Niagara Falls, Homan is set on winning, despite the cold and the wind—and even when his kite is lost and broken. Homan’s determination is beautifully captured in this soaring, poetic picture book that features Terry Widener’s stunning acrylic paintings. Both author and illustrator worked with experts on both sides of the falls to accurately present Homan Walsh’s story. The book also includes an extensive author’s note, timeline, bibliography, and further resources.
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The Kite That Bridged Two Nations written by Alexis O’Neill, illustrated by Terry Widener. Copyright © 2013 by Alexis O’Neill and Terry Widener. Published by Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press. Used by permission.
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