Everyone faces a “moment of decision” about who they are going to be, to whom they are going to listen and by whose values they are going to live. Blow, Wind, Blow is about that moment for Rufus Bishop V, a boy who questions why things are the way they are and wonders if there is something more–something better. Is he willing to let something new into his life? Is he going to live by the status quo or take a risk? Guided by his great-grandfather, Rufus bravely makes a decision that changes his life forever. Written By Bruce Ray and Illustrated by Alyson Beaton
Bruce attended the University of Iowa in hopes of becoming a writer. Instead, he became the pastor of Kimball Avenue Church in Logan Square where he used his writing talents for church plays, puppet shows and newsletters. He also wrote sermons–lots of them. A few of them were disguised as children’s stories. The publication of Blow, Wind, Blow fulfills a lifelong dream. Someday, he wants to be a crazy old man.
is the founder of grow books press. THis is her third book to illustrate along with Grow: An environmentally friendly book & imagine your world. she is a designer and maker of eco friendly kids books and toys. oh, and her day job is an assistant professor of graphic design at columbia college chicago.