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 S. 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—now back in print—brings this
stately mammal alluringly to life.
A detailed, richly illustrated title. Miller is a natural storyteller and expertly interweaves facts into her narrative. Van Zyle’s dramatic paintings . . . vividly portray seasonal changes in the land and life cycle of the caribou . . . . An exceptional source of information and an outstanding picture book.