King Island Christmas

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Winter is closing in on Alaska's King Island, and soon the Eskimo villagers will be cut off from the world for many months. That suits them fine — but only if they can first brave a rough and windy sea to fetch the new priest in time for Christmas.

"That mysterious thing, the spirit of Christmas, is brought heartily to life. Rie Muqoz brings to her brilliantly stylized pictures a knowledge stored up during a year spent as a teacher on the island in the Bering Sea." —The New York Times

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Overview

Winter is closing in on Alaska's King Island, and soon the Eskimo villagers will be cut off from the world for many months. That suits them fine — but only if they can first brave a rough and windy sea to fetch the new priest in time for Christmas.

"That mysterious thing, the spirit of Christmas, is brought heartily to life. Rie Muqoz brings to her brilliantly stylized pictures a knowledge stored up during a year spent as a teacher on the island in the Bering Sea." —The New York Times

"A beautifully designed book to enjoy at any time of the year." —The Horn Book

Eskimos help a priest stranded on a freighter in the Bering Sea to reach their island village in time to celebrate Christmas.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Winter has arrived and the residents of King Island are worried. The seas are too rough to fetch the priest ashore and if they don't get him now, the boat will not be back until spring. When they learn that the seas are calmer on the leeward side, everyone in the villages helps to haul the boat over the hills and to the bay. Father Carroll is brought ashore, and a joyous Christmas celebration is assured. The wonderful story is depicted in Munoz's delightful, stylized watercolors. They are light, bright and filled with white space that evokes images of the soon to be snowbound village 1998 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613117487
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 1999

    Great Book

    This book really shows the spirit of christmas and how to stick together.

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