Catching the Wind


  • Author Name: Nils-Johan Jorgensen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication Date: 28/01/2020

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ISBN: 9781913208035

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This is the fourth collection of illustrated tales by the author of the ‘Wind’ series.

Thomas is aboard no ordinary boat in Catching the Wind. After hoisting the Spinnaker, a flying parachute, and running before the strongest of the four winds, the magic sail lifts the boat towards the sky and moves it to a different time and place. Thomas is hurtled through the sky, past a magnificent array of colours. He must start a new adventure in the North Pole…

Laura loved her school. Her teacher introduced her to an ancient Greek writer known by the name of Homer. He lived far away from her midnight land and Laura wondered if he had heard stories about her land, dominated by summer light and winter darkness…

It is sixty-five meters long and half a metre wide. It is an embroidery of woollen thread, red, yellow, two shades of green and three shades of blue, on a grey linen backing. A Living Tapestry follows Pani’s escapades to the Tapestry Museum in Bordeaux, Normandy. Standing in front of a very old masterpiece, Pani considers the history behind the design…

These three beautifully crafted but very different stories will delight imaginative children everywhere.

Nils-Johan Jorgensen was born and educated in northern Norway. He attended the universities of Heidelberg, Exeter, Oslo and Oxford and was research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. As a career diplomat he served in Brussels, Copenhagen, Harare, Tokyo, Bonn and Dar es Salaam. He received the St Olav’s Order in 1997. He is the author of a number of articles and books and has previously published West of the West Wind, North of the North Wind and East of the East Wind with The Book Guild. He divides his time between Norway and England. 


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