Acclaimed Alaskan duo Debbie S. Miller and Jon Van Zyle bring the beautiful and mysterious arctic lands to life in this smart, stunning picture book.
Imagine a land where the sun rises at 1:58 a.m. in the summer and shines for less than four hours on a winter's day. The animals in the wilderness near Fairbanks, Alaska, witness some of the world's greatest temperature extremes and light variations ever year. At an average low of -16 degrees Fahrenheit, the winters may be unpleasantly frigid, but the light shows are always glorious!
|Product dimensions:||9.07(w) x 10.09(h) x 0.16(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
DEBBIE S. MILLER has written many acclaimed children's books, including The Great Serum Race which was a NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Recommended book and was a CBC-NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.
JON VAN ZYLE is a noted children's book illustrator and the official artist of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. He has twice participated in the run and was recently inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame. Jon lives with his wife, Jona, and their Siberian huskies in Eagle River, Alaska. This is the eighth book Jon and Debbie Miller have collaborated on.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is beautifully written. The text is rich in description and the pictures match. I use this book in my 4-6 grade classroom, and the students respond well. I recommend this book very highly... I'm so glad that I came across it!
This was a richly illustrated and written book, worthy reading to understand the differences of living in the Northern latitudes compared to the contiguous 48 states.