The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool

Title: The Cloud Spinner
Author: Michael Catchpool
Illustrator: Alison Jay
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (2012)
ISBN: 9780375870118
 
The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool reinforces the themes of the environment, integrity, materialism, principled, responsibility and sustainability.
 
A boy sits on top of hill spinning clouds into beautiful cloth to make two scarves because “enough is enough and not one stitch more.” But a greedy king sees the beautiful scarves and demands the boy keeps spinning the clouds to make clothes for the royal family. 

When the clouds vanish, there is no more rain, and a drought occurs. The princesses conscience leads her to return the woven cloth to the boy who releases it to become clouds once more.

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