When winter rain washes away Mary’s chances
for a sledding day, she thinks there is no hope
for excitement. But with a little imagination and a
brimming pantry, she soon finds herself caught up in
a colorful journey. Together with her father she relives
five Alaska adventures, each uniquely inspired by a jar
in her pantry. From salmon to blueberries, each lively
tale introduces young readers to Mary’s homeland and
invites them to learn about how different places can
produce different foods.
Featuring brilliant collages from artists Nobu
Koch and Clarissa Rizal, Mary’s Wild Winter Feast
is a celebration of food, family, and finding fun in
A heartfelt evocation of the importance of place and family.
Painted illustrations by Nobu Koch serve as the focal point of collages created by Tlingit artist Clarissa Rizal. The blend of southeastern landscape photography and formline art complement the paintings beautifully and create a very unique look that’s worth the price of the book alone. The subject matter is also refreshingly unique.
—Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
2018 Selection | Alaska Battle of the Books
What's a girl to do? The snow is gone, so sledding is out. Rain and dark clouds will not keep Mary down. She slips into the pantry. She and her father reminisce about the food they harvested. Readers will enjoy five adventurous stories depicting Southeast Alaskan culture and subsistence lifestyles.
A lifelong Alaskan, Hannah Lindoff is a strategic
advisor for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
A member of the Tlingit Raven T'ak Dein Taan Clan,
she lives with her family in Juneau, Alaska, and in the
small village of Hoonah. Nobu Koch was born and
raised in Juneau, Alaska. This is her first children's
book. Clarissa Rizal (collages) was born and raised
in Juneau, Alaska, and is a member of the T'ak Dein
Taan (Black-legged Kittiwake) Clan.