In a singular first childrenGÇÖs book, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser follows a plastic bag on its capricious journey from a landfill into a series of townspeopleGÇÖs lives.
One cold morning in early spring, a bulldozer pushes a pile of garbage around a landfill and uncovers an empty plastic bag GÇö a perfectly good bag, the color of the skin of a yellow onion, with two holes for handles GÇö that someone has thrown away. Just then, a puff of wind lifts the rolling, flapping bag over a chain-link fence and into the lives of several townsfolk GÇö a can-collecting girl, a homeless man, a store owner GÇö not that all of them notice. Renowned poet Ted Kooser fashions an understated yet compassionate world full of happenstance and connection, neglect and care, all perfectly expressed in Barry RootGÇÖs tender illustrations. True to the bookGÇÖs earth-friendly spirit, it is printed on paper containing 100 percent recycled post-consumer waste and includes an authorGÇÖs note on recycling plastic bags.
Bag In The Wind