University of Alaska PRESS

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42 p., 42 color plates, 9 x 9

Format: paper

Price: $12.95

2013

Deep in Alaska

by Johnson, Christine

Johnson, Gary (Ill.)



On a wintery white day, a small boy and a red sled step out for an adventure. Slipping through the snowy woods, their imagined journey takes place against real black-and-white photos of Eagle River, Alaska. Told entirely in haiku, this gentle book evokes both joy and calm. The black, red, and white color scheme is perfect for very young children, but readers of all ages will find the lyrical tone and captivating pictures a delightful invitation to explore the forest again and again.

Christine Johnson’s prose is brief and unobtrusive, perfectly accompanying Gary Johnson’s photography, wherein the combination of snow and overcast skies all but washes out other surroundings, rendering the boy’s journey an adventure into the deep unknown.

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