TiQri, the Little Snow Fox: A Tale of the North Pacificby Tamara Montgomery, Jodi P Balknap, Joseph D. Dodd (Illustrator)
"There is a reason you are the color of snow", cautioned Aurora, the she-keeper of colors in the great North Pacific. Yet, TiQri the little snow fox, bored with his white winter coat, begs to be transformed into the colors of the northern lights, like his friend. However, each vivid color sets TiQri in contrast against the stark white of winter's snow and unable to
"There is a reason you are the color of snow", cautioned Aurora, the she-keeper of colors in the great North Pacific. Yet, TiQri the little snow fox, bored with his white winter coat, begs to be transformed into the colors of the northern lights, like his friend. However, each vivid color sets TiQri in contrast against the stark white of winter's snow and unable to hunt or to scavenge the scraps of food left by Ice Bear, he is left hungry and sad. With no more colors to give, Aurora transforms her friend's coat back to the color it was meant to be; as white as winter. The next day, hungry and scavenging for breakfast, he snatches the scraps of food left by Ice Bear and learns a very important lesson: in winter, there is a reason he is the color of snow!
A performance CD with activities and information designed to expand understanding of the North Pacific and its endangered species accompanies the book.
About the Authors
Tamara Montgomery is a full professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where for more than three decades, she has directed the graduate program in Youth Theater, Creative Drama and Puppetry. Dr. Montgomery's plays and musicals are performed annually on the University's Kennedy Theater main stage to audiences both young and old, and her work has been featured many times on the local PBS affiliate, KHET.
Jodi Parry Belknap owns Belknap Publishing and Design, a company she founded in 1989 that provides private publishing and design services to businesses, charities and individuals. A graduate of Bernard College, Ms. Belknap is a former teacher and holds an MA in Youth Theater from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has traveledextensively throughout the Pacific and the Far East.
About the Illustrator
Joseph P. Dodd is a full professor, resident scenic designer and Director of Design for the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has lived and worked in Hawaii since 1975 and has designed extensively for theater groups in Hawaii, regionally and internationally, from the Berkeley Repertory Theater to the Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis, and from China to Scotland.
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