A Child's Glacier Bay

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This firsthand account of a three-week sea kayaking journey, seen through the eyes of young travelers, introduces readers to one of Alaska's most popular and awe-inspiring marine parks.

Two young Alaskans travel with their parents on a three-week sea kayaking journey along more than 200 miles of coastline of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

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Overview

This firsthand account of a three-week sea kayaking journey, seen through the eyes of young travelers, introduces readers to one of Alaska's most popular and awe-inspiring marine parks.

Two young Alaskans travel with their parents on a three-week sea kayaking journey along more than 200 miles of coastline of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
(Gr 4-7) --Told from the point of view of 13-year-old Hannah, this photo-essay documents the Corral family's 200-mile kayaking/camping trip around this remote, spectacular national park. The full-color photography is lovely, portraying the grandeur of Glacier Bay. While the text is occasionally stilted ("I wonder if the rain causes the ice to snap and pop as it trickles down the glacier's cracks, called crevasses. That's what happens when I run water over a tray of ice cubes at home"), the adventure overrides any awkwardness in the writing. Hannah, her parents, and her five-year-old brother take notice of the abundant flora and fauna (including whales, seals, bears and birds) in both the text and photographs. Like the Corrals's My Denali (Alaska Northwest, 1995), A Child's Glacier Bay is a challenge to "couch potato" families to get out and experience nature firsthand. But the book is also "cool" reading about Alaska on a hot summer's day. --Mollie Bynum, formerly at Chester Valley Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
Kirkus Reviews
The full-color photographs in this book, taken in 1997 in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, are gorgeous, but even more beguiling is the human scale brought forth by having Hannah, 13, and her brother, Ben, appear in many of the shots. Hannah tells about three weeks her family spent camping and kayaking and exploring Glacier Bay. To see both children calmly reading outside their bright yellow tent while Lamplugh Glacier "creaks and moans beside us like a blue dragon with a belly ache" is a spectacular image. There are sharp, clear photographs of wildlife, too: Hannah notes that the duck-like surf scoters are molting and their struggling wings sound like pages flipping in a book; her mom finds bear tracks. The professionalism of the elder Corrals' efforts combined with Hannah's youthful and enthusiastic voice will please and teach its rapt audience. Ben almost steals the show, however, as he waves to a cruise ship, plays his wooden flute, and finds a boreal toad amidst the blue and silver wildness. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882405032
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.81 (w) x 10.59 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Corral is the photographer for My Denali and A Child's Glacier Bay.

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