Last time a powerful North Wind blew across the lakes, strange things happened. And the winter when Tara turns ten years old, the North Wind blows sharp and the lakes freeze solid by Thanksgiving. Old-timers from the village warn everyone to take care.
Tara, or Sweet T as Grandma calls her, is tired of being cooped up indoors on this coldest winter day, and she tries to make the best of the situation. But when Tara makes a wish that is dearest to her heart, T’s ordinary afternoon leads to an hour of magic that takes her on a journey of discovery and a ride she’ll never forget.
This gentle story of a family across the generations weaves enough magic and whimsy to interest children. It also subtly raises the real-life issue of aging.
“Sweet T” entertains while opening the door for children to discuss, in an age-appropriate way, the illness of a beloved family member.
Sweet T and the North Wind is such a sweet story about family and love.
Tara can’t wait to use her new scooter! She has a winter birthday, so she’s got to wait until the cold and snow go away before she can use it. The North Wind is blowing and there is magic in the air. So when Tara goes down to visit her scooter, magical things happen. She begins to remember things from the past back when her grandma was not suffering from dementia. Her grandma would call her her Sweet T after her favorite beverage.
I really liked this sweet story. It is a good story to share with children who may have grandparents or great-grandparents who are going through this same thing. Even though they may not remember them now, children will always have the memories of before.