×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Far North
     

Far North

by Jan Reynolds
 

See All Formats & Editions

It's springtime in the Arctic, and Sara and Kari are excited about the yearly reindeer roundup. Their people, the Sami, are moving the reindeer herds to mountain pastures for grazing. Family and friends also come together to celebrate the end of the long dark winter.

Sara and Kari help their father gather the family's herd together. Like other Sami people in

Overview

It's springtime in the Arctic, and Sara and Kari are excited about the yearly reindeer roundup. Their people, the Sami, are moving the reindeer herds to mountain pastures for grazing. Family and friends also come together to celebrate the end of the long dark winter.

Sara and Kari help their father gather the family's herd together. Like other Sami people in northern Europe, Sara and Kari's family relies on reindeer for food, clothing, and shelter. Once the reindeer are rounded up, Sara and Kari join their neighbors and participate in springtime festivities such as games and reindeer races.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Knowing the world seems an important part of eight to twelve-year-old development. Geographically interested young readers will enjoy the books in Reynold's "Vanishing Cultures" series including Far North. In this book kids get to meet the Sami people who migrate along with their reindeer herds. It's all illustrated with glorious full color photographs.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Families, typical of those who have lived for countless generations in the Sahara, the Himalaya, the Far North, and Down Under, are the focus of photographer/author Jan Reynold's outstanding "vanishing cultures" series. Ms. Reynolds' clear color photographs and informative, interestingly written narrative reflect the insight only first-hand experience can provide. (When you and your youngsters read each "About This Book" section, you'll find yourselves as impressed and fascinated by this resourceful woman as the people with whom she lived and described-respectively the Tuareg, Sherpa, Sami, and Aborigine!). After a brief description of their habitat, Ms. Reynolds follows a contemporary family going about its traditional daily activities, with an emphasis on children's roles. These stimulating views will provide readers the wherewithal for lively comparison-(how are we alike/different?), thoughtful conjecture-(what ways might modern technology impinge?), and speculative discussions-(will change be for better or worse?) of these endangered life-styles, and inspire additional research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600601279
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Vanishing Cultures Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,141,878
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 8.20(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

Meet the Author

Jan Reynolds is an award-winning author and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, and Outside magazine. All seven books in her Vanishing Cultures series of photo-essays for children were recognized as Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Reynolds is also an avid skier, mountain climber, and adventurer. She holds the world record for women's high altitude skiing, was part of the first expedition to circumnavigate Mount Everest, and performed a solo crossing of the Himalayas. Reynolds lives with her family in Stowe, Vermont.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews