Obstreperous (Hardcover)

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The maker makes a kite and names it Obstreperous, Ob-strep-er-ous, meaning ill-tempered and misbehaved.  The kite flies in the wind, dips and curves, and encounters fun neighbors and grumpy ones too. A sudden encounter sends Obstreperous off into the sky.  

This classic Australian children’s story is a lovely example of letting go and chasing happiness. The feel of this little book is joyful and cathartic, despite our grumpy little kite. You’ll feel like you yourself are flying through the sky after this read!



— From Jumpin' January Staff Picks


A delightful (re)discovery - Kirkus, 2022

Almost every child has at some time made a kite. But few have ever made a kite with so much a mind of its own as Obstreperous. Though it was made in the normal way, with sticks and string and paper and rags, it did not fly in anything like a normal way. At first it didn't fly at all because there was no wind. And then when the winds came, it dipped and bounced and created all sorts of problems for its maker. In the end, too, it had its way and left some people happy and some a little sad. An international treasure from the Australian countryside, 1969's Obstreperous is one of author Ted Greenwood's best-loved children's books. Anthology is pleased to bring it back into print for the first time in generations.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781944860479
ISBN-10: 1944860479
Publisher: Anthology Editions
Publication Date: November 15th, 2022
Pages: 48
Language: English