Friendship Across Arctic Waters: Alaskan Cub Scouts Visit Their Soviet Neighbors

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Gr 3-6-- The story of a 4-day excursion taken by 11 Cub Scouts and their sponsors from Nome, Alaska, to Provideniya, Siberia, USSR. The brief documentary is filled with full-color photographs that show the exuberance of the event. The fact that the trip was made over the Fourth-of-July holiday allowed the Americans to share some of our celebration, such as hot dogs and roasted marshmallows. Murphy, who accompanied the boys, has a sharp ear for capturing their responses. The style is rather simplistic, but the book is aimed at a young audience. It's an excellent tool to use in raising cultural awareness not only of the Soviet Far East, but also of the Arctic Natives. The glossary reflects both Russian and Yupik Eskimo terms. The appended Cyrillic alphabet, along with the names of letters and equivalent sounds in English, helps explain the Russian terms used in the text and photographs. Georgia to Georgia (Tambourine, 1991) by Laurie Dolphin is a more polished photo-essay of a visit of one boy and his family from Georgia, USA, to a family in Georgia, USSR. The two books complement each other because while the experiences differ, the culminating vision is the same: g lasnost can be accomplished, most especially through the young. --Mollie Bynum, Chester Valley Elem . School, Anchorage, AK
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  • ISBN-13: 9780525673484
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/30/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 4
  • Age range: 8 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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