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The House in Windward Leaves Costumes Make The Child In This Fantasy About Identity Halloween Night, The Wayward Sadie Leads Her Friends Past Cardboard Cut Outs Of The Painter Mistral And A Lady At The Leaf Covered House On Windward Road A Wall Mural Transports Them To An Enchanted Star Where Their Costumes Become Real.As Fortuneteller, Sadie Only Has To Look In Her Crystal Ball To Help The Others With Their Transformations Her Friend Candy Is The Homecoming Queen And Her Brother Has Turned Into A Zebra The Neighbor Boy Has Become George Washington And His Brother Is A Musician In The Star Band That Begins The Adventures Of Sadie And The Enchanted Children Who Make Up The Bizarre Star Community Then Mistral S Woman Friend Finds That Her Star Of Sapphire Necklace Is Missing After The Gangster Riff Raff Is Accused, He Displays A Map And Riddles For A Treasure Hunt The Winner Must Locate The Tooth Fairy, Pass By A Weredog, And Follow Directions To An Invisible Unicorn To Be Granted A Boon From Enchanter Mistral But Other Wishes Have To Be Discovered.


About the Author: Katherine L. Holmes

Katherine L Holmes lives in Duluth, Minnesota, where, besides writing, she works with used books She has an M.A in Writing from the University of Minnesota, obtained after stints in publishing and newspaper reporting Her first published book, The House in Windward Leaves, became a Finalist in both the 2013 Next Generation and the National Indie Excellence book awards More about her and her ot



10 thoughts on “The House in Windward Leaves

  1. says:

    Imagination runs wild in The House in Windward Leaves by Katherine L Holmes.On Halloween, Sadie Waskowsky and her diverse group of friends, heads out trick or treating dressed in an assortment of entertaining costumes During their rounds, they make it to the mysterious House in Windward Leaves where they are suddenly whisked away to a magical distant star On this star, Sadie and her friends not only become their actual costumes, but they end up going on random fun filled adventures, including an exciting scavenger hunt.The House in Windward Leaves is a pleasant and well written book for children who particularly enjoy the Halloween festivities I loved that I felt immersed in the children s free flowing dialogue, palpable excitement, and creative adventures.For me, this book depicts two great lessons Firstly, the strength of individuality Most children crave the need to belong, and are completely afraid to be different in many ways This book stresses the power of individuality done through all the different costumes , and how that specific uniqueness can be exciting, fun, and beneficial to the people around us This is an amazing message The second lesson comes at the end when the children finally return home After their return, the children seem very glad to have the normalcy of their lives again This is an excellent depiction of missing the people and things around us that we often take for granted which in turn, stresses the importance a...


  2. says:

    Every child I know spends months deciding on the perfect Halloween costume It s the one day they get to pretend to be who or what they imagine they would really like to be Wouldn t it be fun, though, if instead of just dressing up, each child could actually become who or what they are dressed as Well, that s exactly what happens in this little book I d say The House in Windward Leaves would be appropriate for children in grade two and older The perfect age to enjoy a story about kids who go to a magical costume party on a star, no less Once at this party the children become who they are dressed as, and they forget who they really are Is the fantasy better than reality Or should the children remember and go home I thought the author kind of shortchanged the pre and post party action and development The focus is totally on the party This makes sense for a children s book, I suppose, but I would have liked build up before the party OK, maybe not so much as better The set up seemed glossed over to me Just something to get through in order to start the party The party itself was fun The interaction between...


  3. says:

    Yep, so I guess I m always going to be a kid at heart, but Halloween is so much fun and this book is a celebration of such I can t imagine a child who would not love reading this book or having it read to them When I first saw the length of this book, I was a little doubtful if the author would be able to make good use of the space, but I was very pleasantly surprised This book is wonderfully writ...


  4. says:

    During Halloween, a group of children dress up and go out trick or treating When they come to a strange house they find a completely new world We meet Sadie, who becomes a fortuneteller, Candy a Queen, Tim a zebra ,and many,many exciting characters just great for children Each character has their own distinct personality This book is filled with humour and adventu...


  5. says:

    Actual Rating 3.5 StarsThis was a fun, cute children s tale, full of imagination and magic The star that the children found themselves on was an enchanting, topsy turvy world where lessons were learned and fun adventures were had by all.I found the dialogue and events jumped around quite a bit, causing some c...


  6. says:

    In Holmes children s novel, the story follows the journey of several children who dress up for Halloween and are mystically transformed into the characters reflected in their costumes after visiting the mysterious house in Windward Leaves.The s...


  7. says:

    I have to say this author has some serious imagination, this book is so jam packed with fantasy The quirky characters are a fun mix, I really laughed at the strange fellow who walks his cat everywhere This story is ...


  8. says:

    Review copy won on Goodreads.com on 2 29 12 Received 3 7 12.This is an imaginative story about neighborhood friends and their Halloween adventure It is also about growing up and finding out what or who you want to be This book is a great one for visualization The Hou...


  9. says:

    If I could have given this title another half a star I would It was a very creative story with lots of great characters but I felt the beginning should have been a little longer so I could get to know the main characters better The twist to this story and the imagination behind it was wonderful.


  10. says:

    Perhaps it s me Halloween is not a big thing for me I know of the costumes and trick or treating activities, but it s probably a culture thing, it doesn t mean anything to me.So, I wasn t all too sure what the whole hype and hoo haa was about that had the kids think so long of their costumes.I ve also pro...


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