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From the PublisherThere's so much packed into 48 pages that readers will want to re-read and look at the pictures over and over again, seeing and learning something new every time. —-School Library Journal.
Gr 2 - 5, younger reading aloud. ...Murphy touches on climate, wildlife, and typical activities of Alaskan children. She distinguishes three groups of native peoples (Aleut, Eskimo, and Indian) and describes the wide variety of lifestyles (ranging from life in the city to living in remote cabins) available to Alaskans. Mason's intriging, sharply reproduced, full-color images apear on every page and capture the essence of the Alaskan experience. —-Kay Weisman, BOOKLIST
The splendor and uniqueness of Alaska are revealed through a combination of photographs and text. Written for children, A CHILD'S ALASKA presents a realistic portrayal of life in Alaska today. Dispelling myths and stereotypes, this non-fiction book invites readers to share in the unique traditions and climatic adaptations of the Alaskan people. Photographs help capture the beauty and spirit of this great state. There is also a glossary that defines selected terms used in this great state. A CHILD'S ALASKA is a requisite for classroom libraries. It is enjoyable, informative reading, and an ideal resource for thematic units on Alaska or life in arctic regions of the world. —-Iowa Reading Journal