"Necessity is the mother of invention." "Practice what you preach." Join the wolf, polar bear, raven, and many more as they learn (and teach!) many of life's invaluable lessons in this arctic retelling of the classic Aesop's Fables. A ringed seal discovers that the truth can be a powerful friend; an Arctic Ground Squirrel learn to be careful what she wishes for; and the porcupine knows that slow and steady wins the race. With beautiful illustrations by Alaskan painter Jim Fowler, the twelve fables here are uniquely set in the landscape of the Alaskan wilderness.
About the Author
Susi Gregg Fowler grew up in Juneau, Alaska, in a house filled with music and books. She attended Antioch College; traveled and worked around the country; studied at colleges in San Diego; lived in Greece; and ultimately settled back in Juneau. She is the author of nine children's books.
Jim Fowler is a painter and illustrator based in Juneau, Alaska, with more than a dozen children's books to his credit, including First Salmon and Benny's Flag.
What People are Saying About This
"Big, broadly brushed illustrations place the feathered or shaggy actors in nearly treeless but far from barren settings, creating a luxuriant sense of place... A distinctive, respectful selection from the Aesopian canon."