One windy day a little boy happens upon a large black hat, lying in the street. When he tries it on, he becomes a whole host of different characters he's always wanted to be: a soldier marching through the puddles, a cowboy galloping on his steed, a bandit fleeing in the night, or a ringleader at a circus. But when the owner comes to claim his hat, the little boy finds the March Wind before him. Is this part of his imagination too?
Vladimir Bobri's timeless illustrations bring to life a magical childhood world in a captivating story about make-believe and the transformative power of the elements.
Inez Rice was an American children's author who also wrote 'A Tree This Tall'. Vladimir Bobri was an author, illustrator and artist, celebrated for his design work. From the 1940s he began to illustrate children's books, a number of which have now become classics.