Coyote Winds

Coyote Winds

Helen Sedwick / May 30, 2020
Coyote Winds First Place for Historical Fiction Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Honorable Mention Young Adult Fiction Green Book Festival Lexile Score HL High Low L An engaging story which broaches ser
  • Title: Coyote Winds
  • Author: Helen Sedwick
  • ISBN: 9780988302129
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • First Place for Historical Fiction, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2013Honorable Mention, Young Adult Fiction, 2013 Green Book Festival Lexile Score HL High Low 690L An engaging story which broaches serious questions about family, the American spirit and hope Foreword Five Star ReviewWhen thirteen year old Myles brings home an injured coyote pup, his father warns him soFirst Place for Historical Fiction, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2013Honorable Mention, Young Adult Fiction, 2013 Green Book Festival Lexile Score HL High Low 690L An engaging story which broaches serious questions about family, the American spirit and hope Foreword Five Star ReviewWhen thirteen year old Myles brings home an injured coyote pup, his father warns him something as wild as a coyote can t be trusted Land is the only sure thing His father is wrong Set on the American western prairie in the years leading up to the Dust Bowl, this historical novel follows the adventures of Myles and his coyote, Ro as they hunt rabbits and dodge tornadoes Meanwhile men like his father are turning the prairie into the world s breadbasket The American Dream is within reach But when drought hits, Myles watches his father s dreams disappear in the wind Seventy years later, Myles s grandson Andy feels trapped by his safe, suburban routine His mother charts his grades and packs hand sanitizer in his back pack All she talks about is consequences Dreams, she warns, bring only heartache like the Dust Bowl Wanting out of life, Andy sets out to discover what is left of his grandfather s wild prairie This young adult historical novel explores the American can do spirit that drew families to the rugged frontier, and it asks whether that spirit has survived the challenges of the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression and the years since What people are saying about COYOTE WINDS An engrossing account of hardscrabble life in Colorado at the dawning of the Dust Bowl era, as seen through the eyes of a wise cracking 1920s farm boy, an injured coyote pup, and a disgruntled, 21st century teenager The story transports readers to a bygone day when dreams died hard and indomitable spirits struggled to endure David Schweidel, author of Confidence of the Heart and What Men Call Treasure In this fresh, affectionate, and poignant novel, Sedwick brings to vivid life the story of two boys connecting across decades with plucky independence and unexpected courage Pages turn like the Coyote Winds, unfolding a gritty tale of endurance, love, and a touch of magic that will hold young and old in its spell Joanne Meschery, author of Home and Away Coyote Winds is engaging and provocative The book tells the story of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl in a way that encourages readers to think, and to want to know It helps us to understand both the harshness and the beauty of farm life on the southern Plains Pamela Riney Kehrberg, History Professor and Chair, Iowa State University, author of Rooted in Dust and Always Plenty to Do, and contributor to Ken Burns film, The Dust Bowl There are days when I tire of being a reviewer, but then along comes a book like Coyote Winds that makes me feel excited about my role Coyote Winds is a bittersweet story, full of sadness and hope Allison Hunter, Allison s Book Bag Coyote Winds is a vivid and beautiful portrait of two very different worlds Andy s modern day existence couldn t be different than the wide open promise of Vona, CO that Myles and his family approach, but the stories merge brilliantly Helen Sedwick pens this story so well that I could see the Vincent farm, hear the chickens pecking at kernels and feel the coyote winds blowing across my face Compulsion Reads 5 Star Review and part of its Irresistible Collection.
    Coyote Winds by Helen Sedwick Nov , Coyote Winds is a tale of the wild wild land, wild animals, and the wildness that sets a person free Little Ro s never tame, but he wins over hearts as the story progresses. Coyote Winds Sedwick, Helen Books Aug , Coyote Winds is an evocative novel that readers of all ages and backgrounds will enjoy Midwest Book Review There are days when I tire of being a reviewer, but then along comes a book like Coyote Winds that makes me feel excited about my role Coyote Winds is a bittersweet story, full of sadness and hope An excellent read. Coyote Wind A Gabriel Du Pre Mystery Montana Mysteries Not many books that I can say this about, but I can say it that COYOTE WIND by Peter Bowen is definitely Brilliant To start with, I find the main character Gabriel Du Pre to be fascinating and original He is Indian Metis descendent of French voyageurs in extremely rural Montana His job is livestock brand inspector, though he seems COYOTE WINDS by Helen Sedwick COYOTE WINDS Coyote Winds tells of the times leading up to the Dust Bowl, a time of optimism and confidence, a time when a man was measured by what he produced, not what he could buy. Review of Coyote Winds Foreword Reviews Jan , Coyote Winds We were pioneers in a pickup truck In , twelve year old Myles Vincent s family headed out to Vona, Colorado, to an abandoned family homestead Like so many others, Myles s father, Lionel, believed that with all the new advances in Coyote Wind Gabriel Du Pre by Peter Bowen Jul , Coyote Wind is a tale from present day Montana that the word authentic was intended to describe The plot involves a mystery that is kicked off by the discovery of a small plane crash that occurred decades previously. Coyote winds song YouTube Jan , Jillian Michaels slams Lizzo s weight Loni Love calls blk men cheaters Meghan and Harry drama Duration Empressive Recommended for you New How to Hunt Coyotes in the Wind All About Hunting When calling with a wind that is to mph a crosswind is a great setup It still allows you to get into the coyote stand masked by the wind, but also allows your sound to carry Most of the time approaching coyotes are going to try to get downwind of whatever is making the sound You will especially see this with educated coyotes. Coyote EDF Renewables Located in Scurry County, Texas, the Coyote wind project will feature wind turbines delivered by Siesmens Gamesa The MW Coyote wind project is expected to Wind, The Worst Four Letter Word In Coyote Hunting Grand Jun , For most coyote hunters, wind is the worst four letter word in the English language The mere hint of a strong wind forecast the night before a hunt is
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        Author and University of Chicago Law School graduate, Helen Sedwick has represented small businesses and entrepreneurs for 30 years Her self published historical novel Coyote Winds has earned five star reviews from ForeWord Reviews and is an IndieBRAG Medallion Honoree Publisher s Weekly lists her Self Publisher s Legal Handbook as one of the top five resource books for independent authors Helen is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Alliance of Independent Authors and a Contributing Writer for TheBookDesigner and BookWorks Helen s blog coaches writers on everything from saving on taxes to avoiding scams For information about Helen, check out her website at helensedwickFrom the Author I grew up in the wilds of New York City before there were coyotes in Central Park My parents were theater people, and for many summers we operated a summer stock theater in the Poconos From those theater years and from reading countless books, I fell in love with the power of the story to make us laugh, learn, love and cry I majored in English at Cornell University and spent several years as an advertising copywriter When I grew tired of being broke, I attended University of Chicago Law School, then moved to San Francisco where I have practiced business law for almost thirty years and raised my twin daughters COYOTE WINDS was inspired by my father s stories of growing up during the Dust Bowl.My second book SELF PUBLISHER S LEGAL HANDBOOK was inspired by self publishing authors taking control of their creative careers I want to help writers publish and market their work while minimizing legal risks.

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    1. Well, I picked up Coyote Winds because its author is to speak at a meet up I d planned to attend tomorrow though, I will not be I am, at this juncture, one of a very small handful of readers to review this book on and I ve got to agree with the others, this is just a wonderful read Now, I just finished the amazing A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain so the odds against me being swept away by a book from an unknown author were steep Nonetheless, I loved this book I probably cried my way through [...]


    2. There are days when I tire of being a reviewer, but then along comes a book like Coyote Winds by Helen Sedwick that makes me feel excited about my role Coyote Winds is a bittersweet story, full of sadness and hope As a historical novel, it s about Myles and his family who struggle against overwhelming odds to maintain a farm during the depression and the Dust Bowl As a young adult novel, it s about thirteen year old Andy who lives in our modern times but misses his Grandpa Myles and is determine [...]


    3. As soon as the baby coyote is rescued by the boy, I m sure it s going to die Isn t that the way it always happens in young adult books so much so that my youngest son refused to read any books with animals on the front because they always die But Coyote Winds defies the rules and begins with the grandfather s death, not the pet s Now Andie is left with promise he can t keep, a boxful of someone else s memories, and a haunting feeling that he ll never be who his parents want him to be.Coyote Wind [...]


    4. Sedwick s novel alternates between the stories of two boys, Andy, a suburban kid in Evanston, Illinois, and his grandfather Myles, who grew up during the Dust Bowl on the Colorado prairies Andy has grown up with grandpa s stories about growing up on a farm during the Depression, as well as his corny jokes now that his grandpa has recently died, Andy wants to discover his grandpa s world First he does so through a box of mementos and writings from his grandfather, and later first hand by travelin [...]


    5. I am fascinated with history, so when I was contacted to review Coyote Winds, I jumped at the chance The story is told through alternating POVs including a coyote s , and Myles is experiencing the Dust Bowl first hand His grandson, Andy, is desperately trying to understand his grandfather s stories of life on the prairie Andy feels like he is nothing but a disappointment to his overachieving attorney parents, and he is struggling in school He can t seem to connect with his peers or his classes A [...]


    6. 3.5 starsDid I enjoy this book I really did I didn t think I would enjoy it as much as I did, but this book surprised me.When a book switches between narrators, it can sometimes be confusing When it also switches between time periods, it can be even confusing When the book throws in an animal s point of view, your head can spin While Coyote Winds has two human narrators about a century apart plus a coyote s point of view, I was not at all confused In fact, I enjoyed the book even so because of [...]


    7. It s not often that I feel strongly enough to give a book five stars, but this book ranks among the best middle grade historical fiction novels I ve read One measure of a book is its engagement with readers of all ages and I was as entranced by this story as any pre teen boy might be.Through the eyes of two boys, the story line bounces back and forth between 2002 and the 1930s, when Middle America was turning to dust and livelihoods were blown away with the topsoil The protagonists are teenage A [...]


    8. Andy Vincent McKay is an underperforming suburban teen who suffers beneath the expectations of demanding, helicopter parents He doesn t have movie star looks he doesn t know how to fit in at school and he definitely doesn t know how to fulfill the promise he made to his grandfather, Myles Vincent, to write down the story of Vona, Colorado and the coyote winds.Coyote Winds seamlessly blends Andy s modern day struggles with the story of Myles and his family as they worked their small farm in Vona [...]


    9. First, thank you to Julia Drake for sending me this book for review Not only did she send me a copy for myself, she also sent me a copy for the middle school library where I work That was really nice Also, thank you to the author, Helen Sedwick, for writing a guest post for the bloglook for that at the end of the post it s great information I am not a big reader of historical fiction, I admit But, I was quickly drawn into this story I loved how the chapters alternate between 3 different characte [...]


    10. I received a copy of Coyote Winds as part of a giveaway Helen Sedwick signed the book, enclosed a Coyote Winds bookmark, and even added a note saying that she hoped I would enjoy the book What a nice personal touch The novel is a fine example of historical fiction Sedwick successfully navigates between the drought stricken Dust Bowl period of the 1930s and Evanston, Illinois in 2002 2003 The main characters in both scenarios are boys in their early teens This book will be a great supplement to o [...]


    11. It s about the American Dream It s about the Dust Bowl a human made ecological disaster It s about the Depression It s about life on the prairie It s the story of a boy and his dog except his dog is a coyote Oh, it s about a modern suburban boy, too.What is amazing is how it works on all these levels Sedwick artfully weaves together the tale of Myles and his coyote, growing up on the Colorado prairie in the early 1930 s, and Myles s grandson Andy, growing up in the Chicago suburbs in the 21st Ce [...]


    12. A young YA book that is beautifully written, showing the parallel lives of two boys from the same family, growing up seventy years apart The perspective switches between both boys points of view, plus that of a coyote who soon captures your heart The sister and the mother from the 1930s story show an alternate viewpoint to that of the men who want to conquer the land, no matter the cost This is an ideal book to teach kids about the Depression from a young teen s point of view The boys lives are [...]


    13. This is a wonderful young adult novel about the devastating drought of the 1930s, which created the dust bowl The story is told through three points of view, a contemporary teenage who is trying to understand his grandfather s past, the grandfather as a teenager in the 1930s on a prairie farm in Colorado, and a coyote who the grandfather adopted It is beautifully written and presents a poignant portrayal of a family s struggles and their love for one another It would be perfect for classes study [...]


    14. Only when the gopher fell from the sky what a way to grab attention With those opening words, I was eager to read the entire story In the end, I was not disappointed, although I must admit there were times when I thought, where is this going The various narrations caused me to wonder if I should continue to read, yet there was something there which caused me to read on In the end, I was glad I did The story came together in a surprising way.I apologize if some of this sounds vague, but telling [...]


    15. This is a wonderful young adult novel about the devastating drought of the 1930s, which created the dust bowl The story is told through three points of view, a contemporary teenage who is trying to understand his grandfather s past, the grandfather as a teenager in the 1930s on a prairie farm in Colorado, and a coyote who the grandfather adopted It is beautifully written and presents a poignant portrayal of a family s struggles and their love for one another It would be perfect for classes study [...]


    16. I received it in a giveaway,signed and with a personal note from the author, nice touch I enjoyed the story of a young man coming of age in two very different eras The story moves along and keeps your interest in both boys as well as the hardships of life in the early 1930 s during the Dust Bowl times.


    17. Coyote Winds is a beautiful, spare story Sedwick weaves together two time frames the dust bowl years, and the 2000s skillfully This book is a cross over, a good read for both YA and adults I loved the coyote as a character.


    18. I loved this book It had a great story and great characters The lessons within it are some that have been lost to today s society I highly recommend this book.


    19. had a hard time getting into this one at first, but when I got into it I couldn t put it down beautiful story, characters and lesson.



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