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Finding ways to keep a loved one with you helps to ease the pang of separation in this timeless, deeply touching tale.The wagon is packed, and Mama and Papa are ready to begin the long journey to Oregon, but Lydia isn’t ready to say good-bye to Grandma. Who will braid Lydia’s hair each morning and tell her stories? Who will build boats with her made of twigs and leaves? HoFinding ways to keep a loved one with you helps to ease the pang of separation in this timeless, deeply touching tale.The wagon is packed, and Mama and Papa are ready to begin the long journey to Oregon, but Lydia isn’t ready to say good-bye to Grandma. Who will braid Lydia’s hair each morning and tell her stories? Who will build boats with her made of twigs and leaves? How can you possibly say good-bye to someone you love so very much? Set in the time of the great westward expansion, this poignant story speaks to every reader who has ever been parted from someone he or she holds dear. It tells of a love that is big enough to span impossible distances — yet small enough to be carried inside our hearts....

Title : Kisses on the Wind
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ISBN : 9780763631109
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Kisses on the Wind Reviews

  • Nicole
    2019-03-30 15:21

    A girl leaves for Oregon and has a hard time saying goodbye to her grandma. Set in the 1800s, the family loads up their wagon with cornmeal , iron kettle, and papa's tools. They know they're going to take a trip that lasts for months. Grandma spends time with the girl and they have fun together. Grandma tells her stories about when she was a little girl. The girls doesn't want to leave behind her Grandma and the stories she tells. She gives her granddaughter a brown book with the stories written down so tshe can read them when she misses her grandma. "Now you'll always be with me, and every day I will think of you and love you." As the wagon left, they sent kisses to each other on the wind.

  • Diana Thomsen
    2019-03-26 14:29

    Such a sweet story both about the pain of saying goodbye but also about how we can hold those we love in our hearts no matter the miles between us. For anyone who's ever had to move away (or have those we love do the moving...), this is a powerful resource.

  • Jan
    2019-04-03 21:16

    Lydia and her family were packing the covered wagon for their long trek to Oregon, a thousand miles away. Lydia didn't want to go, didn't want to leave Grandma. She and Grandma took a walk together, made bark boats together, and Lydia put her head in Grandma's lap and cried. Grandma braided Lydia's hair and told her a story."I can't go to Oregon," Lydia said, "I'll miss the stories you tell."Then Grandma reached into her apron pocket and gave Lydia a small brown book. "I wrote my stories down for you. When you miss me, you can read them." Then Lydia hugged Grandma a long time. She breathed her in deep, so she would not forget."I have to go," Lydia said."I know," said Grandma. Grandma stood at the gate as the wagon rolled away, and touched her hands to her lips. She flung her arms open wide, and sent kisses on the wind.Lydia sent them right back.It's hard to read this book aloud to a child who is dear to you without becoming choked up. You think what it would have been like to say goodbye to your loved ones, perhaps never to see them again. You give thanks for speedy highways and airplanes, for cell phones and email. And then you think again of those families saying goodbye long ago, and you realize that the book is not just about long ago, but about that wrenching, heart-torn ache of separation at any time, for any reason.A wonderful book, with tender, insightful text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations on every page. A book to be kept and handed down and beloved forever.

  • Kari
    2019-04-04 21:19

    Leaving a loved one behind is never easy. Lydia is about to move west with her family. While her parents pack up the wagon, Lydia is able to spend a few last moments with her grandma. She will miss having her grandma braid her hair and tell her stories. Anticipating this, Lydia’s grandma gives her a book including all of her anecdotes for Lydia to read when she misses her. The lovely watercolor landscapes portray the profound relationship between a grandparent and grandchild. The compositions and text are placed just right, making the book a pleasant read overall. The story itself is simple enough to follow, but it may be difficult for some people to relate as the relational bond between a grandmother and granddaughter may not transcend to everyone who reads it. However, the story is well written and beautifully depicted. It is a nice tribute to grandmothers everywhere.

  • Kay Carman
    2019-04-02 19:09

    My husband and I were recently discussing the loneliness of being away from family members for long periods of time, and how e-mail, long distance cell phone calls, and Skype don't take the place of being able to wrap your arms around your loved one, kiss her cheek, feel her warmth, smell the familiarity of her. It reminded me of this book so I took it home for Hal to read, and I reread it. It's set in the 19th century and told from the perspective of a little girl who's struggling with saying goodbye to her grandmother as her parents are preparing their wagon and oxen for the long journey to Oregon. When I think that people who parted under such circumstances knew they'd never see their loved ones again, it brings things into perspective.

  • Melanie
    2019-04-22 22:30

    Young Lydia's family is moving to Oregon via the Oregon Trail. She has said goodbye to the barn cats and the farmhouse, but she just can't say goodbye to her grandmother. She and Grandma take a last walk together and talk about how to remember each other. Finally it's time to go and Lydia looks back at her grandmother who is blowing kisses to her and sending them on the wind.A good story for helping children say goodbye. The story can be a tear-jerker for adults because we realize that back then when people left on the Oregon Trail, they would most likely never return to where they came from. So people they said farewell to, it was forever.

  • Marie
    2019-03-28 16:32

    Almost everyone has to move at some point in their lives, but it's so much harder when you are a little girl moving out west and leaving your grandma behind. This tender story is about the loving friendship that exists between a little girl and her grandma, and the way they say goodbye before the girl moves out west with her family. Grandma knows how to handle the sorrow, and assures the girl that she will be thought of and missed in so many ways.

  • Heidi-Marie
    2019-04-12 22:13

    Sweet book. Once in a while the writing seemed off to me, but otherwise not bad. The illustrations were nice, but they too seemed off. The grandmother's proportions kept changing. (She's excessively tall in one picture.) And really--did she have to look THAT old. She looks at death's door. And whichever parent is her child, they don't look that old. Unless they are the youngest of a long line of children who have all gone away, it was hard for me to see a grandmother that old.

  • MissInformation
    2019-03-31 16:09

    Though in a pioneer setting, the emotions of leaving family behind are portrayed in a way that is accessible to kids. There are some nice ideas for coping with "the missing," like "picturing," or "when you miss me, teach a new friend to make a bark boat(something they did together)."Too much text for Story Time.

  • Mckinley
    2019-04-23 16:13


  • Kim
    2019-03-30 14:07

    A young girl and her family are leaving the farm by covered wagon and she is having a difficult time leaving her grandma. Heartfelt

  • Rachel
    2019-03-31 16:21

    Filled with sweet, tugging emotion and precious artwork.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-12 22:17

    Very sweet. I can see my mother-in-law as this grandmother telling her granddaughter goodbye for perhaps forever.

  • Jane
    2019-04-16 15:33

    Lovely book. Will definitely try to find more by this author.

  • Katrina Smith
    2019-04-09 16:10

    Very thoughtful book about saying goodbye to grandmother before moving. Could be taken metaphorically for a death. Made me cry and would be perfect conversation starter for moving.

  • Sam Bloom
    2019-04-11 20:16

    Sweet book about saying goodbye to someone you love.

  • John
    2019-04-23 16:12

    The grandmother reminded me of my own. Sweet story!