Alaska

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Blending poetry and humor, Alaskan author and adventurer Shelley Gill explores the 49th state's history, culture, wildlife, and geography. Explosive volcanoes, extreme climates, massive mountains, shimmering Northern Lights, and dog-mushing races are just some of the sights captured in crisp photographs.

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Overview

Blending poetry and humor, Alaskan author and adventurer Shelley Gill explores the 49th state's history, culture, wildlife, and geography. Explosive volcanoes, extreme climates, massive mountains, shimmering Northern Lights, and dog-mushing races are just some of the sights captured in crisp photographs.

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Gill connects Endres's eye-filling nature photos with bits of Alaskan history, engagingly awkward rhymed stanzas set off in a larger typeface, pithy advice for newly arrived "cheechakos" ("Never go into the woods by yourself. Take a friend. You can't outrun the bear, but you might outrun your buddy") and rapturous commentary on the state's wildlife, modern and traditional cultures, physical features and seasonal changes. Aside from one view of an oil-soaked stretch of coastline, the general tone is light, upbeat and welcoming, and whether driven by pleasure or purpose, readers will linger over both the pictures and the word portraits. (map) (Nonfiction. 8-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881062939
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 315,556
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Author, adventurer, whale detective, pony wrangler, dog musher and all around fun hog, Shelley Gill lives her books! Shelley is the author of several children's books, including ALASKA, HAWAI'I, and SITKA ROSE. She was previously an editor at Alaska Woman magazine, and also worked as a reporter, editor, and publisher for the Frontiersman and Valley Sun newspapers in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Shelley lives with her family on a ridge above Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska.

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