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Arctic Memories

by Normee Ekoomiak (Illustrator)

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 15, 1992)
ISBN: 080502347X

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Dancing Fox: Arctic Folktales

by John Bierhorst, Mary K. Okheena (Illustrator)

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (May 1997)
ISBN: 9780688144067

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Amanda P.

5/25/09

The Dancing Fox is a fantastic arctic folktales book.  Edited by John Bierhost and specially illustrated by Inuit artist, Mary K. Okheena, it includes 18 folktales.  These stories have special categories that are needed in the Arctic sayings: the natural world, art of living, supernatural, story sources, and the storyteller's way.

The tales are very different and quite interesting and that's the Inuit way of teaching and entertaining.  A lot of them teach an odd but surprisingly realistic lesson.  They have great art to match and are very down to earth with wit and fast-paced practicality.

Organization in The Dancing Fox is tidy and clear.  It holds odd titles, black and white illustrations, captions for the drawings, and references in the back of the book.  The Table of Contents is well prepared; the same goes for the credits.  They are in bold print, also.

The author, John Bierhost, told the story in a way that you would assume an Inuit would tell the tale.  It is a rather formal text.

He is also serious with his work.  Mr. Bierhost researched well enough; you can trust him to have reliable editing.  He also has experience from other translated books, such as The Monkey's Haircut and The White Deer.

Overall, John Bierhost's editing and Mary K. Okheena's artwork make this book a great folklore and interesting read.

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Douggie: The Playful Pup Who Became a Sled Dog Hero

by Pam Flowers (Author), Jon Van Zyle (Illustrator)

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co. (November 15, 2007)
ISBN: 088240654X

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Jill and Sydney

4/21/09

When the puppies were three months old Pam showed them a small red harness. Douggie was three years old when he made the team. One night a moose walked into the dog yard and kicked Douggie 's brother Roald. Douggie was Pam's new lead dog. Finally they started the expedition. During the storms winds shoved the sea ice so hard that huge pieces broke off. Douggie guided them throgh this confusing maze. Douggie snifed the air and smelled a polar bear! There was blood on his shoulder. Douggie was headed for the bear. Pam yelled Haw! Were they safe? They were safe! Douggie followed Pam's commands. They made it! The magnetic north pole! This was a really good book. We would like you to read it too.

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The Frozen Tundra: A Web of Life (World of Biomes)

by Philip Johansson (Author)

Publisher: Enslow Elementary (March 2004)
ISBN: 0766021769

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Inuit Mythology

by Evelyn Wolfson (Author), William Sauts Bock (Illustrator)

Publisher: Enslow Publishers (July 2001)
ISBN: 0766015599

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The Last Polar Bears

by Harry Horse (Illustrator)

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (October 1, 2007)
ISBN: 156145379X

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Polar Bears and the Arctic

by Mary Pope Osborne (Author), Natalie Pope Boyce (Author), Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 25, 2007)
ISBN: 037583222X

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Zip: The Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier

by Frances Trego Montgomery (Author), Violet Moore Higgins (Illustrator)

Publisher: Dodo Press; Ill edition (May 2, 2008)
ISBN: 1409914674

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GoNorth! Education Basecamp

3/14/09

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