The Itchy Little Musk Ox

The Itchy Little Musk Ox


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882406145
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,231,480
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Brown is a writer, editor, freelancer, program and book developer, journalist, quilter, mother, grandmother and wife. Her work has been nationally honored for compassionate, insightful depictations of Alaska natives and for children's literature. She began her award-winning literary career in journalism, and in 1984 was the founding editor of 'Heartland", the Sunday magazine of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Later she wrote for the Anchorgae Daily News, then shifted into editing the popular monthly magazine Alaska, with a readership of more than a quarter million. She holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism and a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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"Once there was a little musk ox with an itch he couldn't scratch. It had been a long winter, and he felt like he'd been in the same clothes for nine months. His sloping horms were too short and too low on his head to reach his itchy back. 'Good-for-nothing horns!' he grumbled. The itch had put him in a very bad mood."    From Page 1, THE ITCHY LITTLE MUSK OX

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The Itchy Little Musk Ox is a softcover children's picture book about an unhappy young musk ox. He has an itch he can't scratch from his own soft wool, and his downward-pointing horns won't reach it. When he finds the right tree to scratch his itch, he becomes separated from the herd! On his long journey to rejoin them he discovers all the good things about being a musk ox—his horns and hard head are good for head butting a hungry wolf, and his soft wool is prized by a gentle human. A two-page summary of fascinating facts about musk oxen closes this delightful adventure, illustrated in full color, recommended for readers age 3 and up.”

                                                                                                                                —Midwest Book Review

“This is a tale about self discovery and personal acceptance in the form of an itchy little musk ox. As the story unfolds, youngsters learn the importance of patience and embracing the qualities that make them unique.”

                                                                                                                                —Edmonton’s Child

“The burly, awkward musk ox, not normally a candidate for cuteness, is transformed into a character with which kids can identify in The Itchy Little Musk Ox. Brown and Dubac create a memorable character and an enjoyable story with a lesson about the value of appreciating one’s own abilities . . . a charming tale, brought to life in Alaska’s bold colors.”

                                                                                                                                —First Alaskans

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