Deep in Alaska

Deep in Alaska

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by Christine Johnson, Gary R. Johnson
     
 

On a wintry white day, a small boy and a red sled step out for an adventure. As they slip through the snowy woods, their imagined journey takes place against real black-and-white photos of Eagle River, Alaska. Told entirely in haiku, this gentle book evokes both joy and calm. The black, red, and white color scheme is perfect for very young children, but readers of

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On a wintry white day, a small boy and a red sled step out for an adventure. As they slip through the snowy woods, their imagined journey takes place against real black-and-white photos of Eagle River, Alaska. Told entirely in haiku, this gentle book evokes both joy and calm. The black, red, and white color scheme is perfect for very young children, but readers of all ages will find the lyrical tone and captivating pictures a delightful invitation to explore the forest again and again.

Editorial Reviews

Alaska Dispatch

“Christine Johnson’s prose is brief and unobtrusive, perfectly accompanying Gary Johnson’s photography, wherein the combination of snow and overcast skies all but washes out other surroundings, rendering the boy’s journey an adventure into the deep unknown.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602232150
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Publication date:
09/15/2013
Pages:
42
Sales rank:
1,435,501
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Deep in Alaska


By Christine Johnson

University of Alaska Press

Copyright © 2013 University of Alaska Press
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-60223-215-0



CHAPTER 1

Deep in Alaska lives a lucky boy, a prince in a warm snowsuit.

He rules a kingdom of ice, snow, birch, and fir trees, and he rides a red sled.

All summer his sled was cooped up inside closed doors. It's ready to fly.

So the boy must go. He must enter the forest. His sled will go too.

Now shh! Just listen! Bears sleep under white blankets, tossing and turning.

Should he stay right here? The snow really is quite soft, and not cold at all.

He grabs the sled's rope. An adventure waits ahead; he must keep going.

Underneath his boots, the ground crackles and crunches. It's the only sound.

Ice crystals glitter, a million stars in each one. The boy stops and looks.

Snow brick by snow brick, he builds caverns and dungeons. A frozen castle.

Drifts up to his knees; he sinks deeper and deeper. His sled floats on top.
(Continues...)


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Meet the Author

Christine Johnson is an award-winning essayist who is currently studying anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Deep in Alaska 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a delightful book for all ages! Playing in the snow with your sled ~~~ pure joy. Within minutes after opening "Deep in Alaska" you're transferred to a more innocent time.