A Caribou Journey

Debbie S. Miller

Debbie S. Miller

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

Illustrated by Jon Van Zyle
32 pages | 15 color plates | 10 x 8
Cloth $15.95 ISBN: 9781602230972 Published August 2010
Paper $9.95 ISBN: 9781602230965 Published August 2010

An imposing line of caribou stretches for miles across the frozen tundra of Alaska. The sound of clicking hooves echoes through the air as the herd follows its centuries-old migration route. With their thick coats and their padded, shovel-like hooves, caribou are ideally adapted to their snowbound environment, and this lively children's book explores their habits and habitat—as well as the dangers that await the young and old—along this ancient trail. Writer Debbie Miller and artist Jon Van Zyle are keen naturalists and the premier duo in Alaska children's literature, and this beautifully-illustrated appreciation of the caribou brings this stately mammal alluringly to life.

School Library Journal
"A detailed, richly illustrated title. Miller is a natural storyteller and expertly interweaves facts into her narrative."—School Library Journal
Booklist
"Miller provides information in the text that goes well beyond the picturesque. . .The oil paintings provide background vistas that will give the book appeal for very young nature enthusiasts."—Booklist
The Horn Book | Inc.
"The focus is on the experiences of a mother and her yearling and newborn, as caribou activities are described. Dramatic depictions of their search for food, escapes from attacking eagles and tormenting mosquitoes, and the perils of migrating bring an immediacy to the description of their daily lives. The vividly presented information is enhanced by acrylic paintings."—The Horn Book, Inc.
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