The North Wind blew with all his might, but it was no use. The North Wind is sure that he is powerful enough to blow the cloak from the shoulders of a passing horseman. But will his furious strength be a match for the gentle, warming influence of the Sun? The simple message of this La Fontaine fable - that gentle persuasion is always more successful than aggressive coercion - is gloriously told in this lovely picture book from Brian Wildsmith, an internationally acclaimed writer and artist for children. His simple words and sumptuous illustrations bring a freshness to this timeless fable and the stunning new cover design and imaginative interior typography will delight a whole new generation of young Wildsmith fans.