{"id":5449462343,"title":"Alaska","handle":"alaska","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/shelley-gill\" title=\"Shelley Gill bio\"\u003eShelley Gill\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/patrick-j-endres\" title=\"Patrick J. Endres bio\"\u003ePatrick J. Endres\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA photographic, poetic journey through Alaska\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBlending poetry and humor, Alaskan author and adventurer Shelley Gill explores the 49th state's history, culture, wildlife, and geography. Explosive volcanoes, extreme climates, massive mountains, shimmering Northern Lights, and dog-mushing races are just some of the sights captured in crisp photographs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/sitka-rose\" title=\"Sitka Rose\"\u003eSitka Rose\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/whale-snow\" title=\"Whale Snow\"\u003eWhale Snow\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/alaska-spread.jpg?5572589666996218181\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eShelley Gill, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAuthor, adventurer, whale detective, pony wrangler, dog musher and all around fun hog, Shelley Gill lives her books! Shelley is the author of several children's books, including Alaska, Hawai'i, and Sitka Rose.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/shelley-gill\" title=\"Shelley Gill bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Shelley.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePatrick J. Endres, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePatrick J. Endres' photographs have appeared in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, \u003ci\u003eNational Wildlife\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Traveler\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eTime\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eOutside\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eAlaska\u003c\/i\u003e, and numerous other publications. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/patrick-j-endres\" title=\"Patrick J. Endres bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Patrick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGill connects Endres's eye-filling nature photos with bits of Alaskan history, engagingly awkward rhymed stanzas set off in a larger typeface, pithy advice for newly arrived \"cheechakos\" (\"Never go into the woods by yourself. Take a friend. You can't outrun the bear, but you might outrun your buddy\") and rapturous commentary on the state's wildlife, modern and traditional cultures, physical features and seasonal changes. Aside from one view of an oil-soaked stretch of coastline, the general tone is light, upbeat and welcoming, and whether driven by pleasure or purpose, readers will linger over both the pictures and the word portraits.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book blends poetry, factual paragraphs, and silly \"Cheechako [outsider] tips\" (\"Stay upwind from whales: they exhale what Alaskans call 'fish farts'\") to cover Alaska's history, economy, and nature. The writing is clear and informative, and the author's love of Alaska is infectious. She writes in an inviting, informal way that is never dry even when listing facts and numbers. She talks about bears on one page and an oil spill on the next without losing that tone. Topics are covered over single spreads, and there is no index or table of contents. On each spread, one photo fills both sides, with smaller insets and text placed over it. The subjects of the photographs are stunning, but the material overlaid on them can be distracting, and though they are generally of high quality, some are grainy. Overall, while the content is worthy, the book suffers from a poor layout.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/alaska-cvr.jpg?17426245503956245702\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/alaska-hires.zip?17426245503956245702\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-0-88106-293-9\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: 978-1-60734-032-4 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 6-9\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e11 x 8\u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2016-03-03T10:45:00-05:00","created_at":"2016-03-03T10:25:24-05:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Early Reader","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Poetry \u0026 Language","Browse by Subject_Science \u0026 Nature"],"price":795,"price_min":795,"price_max":795,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":17016014727,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"62939","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Alaska - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":795,"weight":164,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":9,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"9780881062939"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/alaska-cover.jpg?v=1570201651"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/alaska-cover.jpg?v=1570201651","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":"Alaska book cover image","id":2447697281103,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.288,"height":466,"width":600,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/alaska-cover.jpg?v=1570201599"},"aspect_ratio":1.288,"height":466,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/alaska-cover.jpg?v=1570201599","width":600}],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/shelley-gill\" title=\"Shelley Gill bio\"\u003eShelley Gill\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/patrick-j-endres\" title=\"Patrick J. 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Shelley is the author of several children's books, including Alaska, Hawai'i, and Sitka Rose.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/shelley-gill\" title=\"Shelley Gill bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Shelley.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePatrick J. Endres, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePatrick J. Endres' photographs have appeared in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, \u003ci\u003eNational Wildlife\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Traveler\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eTime\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eOutside\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eAlaska\u003c\/i\u003e, and numerous other publications. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/patrick-j-endres\" title=\"Patrick J. Endres bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Patrick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGill connects Endres's eye-filling nature photos with bits of Alaskan history, engagingly awkward rhymed stanzas set off in a larger typeface, pithy advice for newly arrived \"cheechakos\" (\"Never go into the woods by yourself. Take a friend. You can't outrun the bear, but you might outrun your buddy\") and rapturous commentary on the state's wildlife, modern and traditional cultures, physical features and seasonal changes. Aside from one view of an oil-soaked stretch of coastline, the general tone is light, upbeat and welcoming, and whether driven by pleasure or purpose, readers will linger over both the pictures and the word portraits.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis book blends poetry, factual paragraphs, and silly \"Cheechako [outsider] tips\" (\"Stay upwind from whales: they exhale what Alaskans call 'fish farts'\") to cover Alaska's history, economy, and nature. The writing is clear and informative, and the author's love of Alaska is infectious. She writes in an inviting, informal way that is never dry even when listing facts and numbers. She talks about bears on one page and an oil spill on the next without losing that tone. Topics are covered over single spreads, and there is no index or table of contents. On each spread, one photo fills both sides, with smaller insets and text placed over it. The subjects of the photographs are stunning, but the material overlaid on them can be distracting, and though they are generally of high quality, some are grainy. 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By: Shelley Gill / Illustrated by: Patrick J. Endres

A photographic, poetic journey through Alaska

Blending poetry and humor, Alaskan author and adventurer Shelley Gill explores the 49th state's history, culture, wildlife, and geography. Explosive volcanoes, extreme climates, massive mountains, shimmering Northern Lights, and dog-mushing races are just some of the sights captured in crisp photographs.

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Shelley Gill, author

Author, adventurer, whale detective, pony wrangler, dog musher and all around fun hog, Shelley Gill lives her books! Shelley is the author of several children's books, including Alaska, Hawai'i, and Sitka Rose.

Read more about Shelley.


Patrick J. Endres, illustrator

Patrick J. Endres' photographs have appeared in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, Time, Outside, Alaska, and numerous other publications. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Read more about Patrick.

Kirkus Reviews

Gill connects Endres's eye-filling nature photos with bits of Alaskan history, engagingly awkward rhymed stanzas set off in a larger typeface, pithy advice for newly arrived "cheechakos" ("Never go into the woods by yourself. Take a friend. You can't outrun the bear, but you might outrun your buddy") and rapturous commentary on the state's wildlife, modern and traditional cultures, physical features and seasonal changes. Aside from one view of an oil-soaked stretch of coastline, the general tone is light, upbeat and welcoming, and whether driven by pleasure or purpose, readers will linger over both the pictures and the word portraits.

School Library Journal

This book blends poetry, factual paragraphs, and silly "Cheechako [outsider] tips" ("Stay upwind from whales: they exhale what Alaskans call 'fish farts'") to cover Alaska's history, economy, and nature. The writing is clear and informative, and the author's love of Alaska is infectious. She writes in an inviting, informal way that is never dry even when listing facts and numbers. She talks about bears on one page and an oil spill on the next without losing that tone. Topics are covered over single spreads, and there is no index or table of contents. On each spread, one photo fills both sides, with smaller insets and text placed over it. The subjects of the photographs are stunning, but the material overlaid on them can be distracting, and though they are generally of high quality, some are grainy. Overall, while the content is worthy, the book suffers from a poor layout.

Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-88106-293-9

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-60734-032-4 PDF
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Ages: 6-9
Page count: 32
11 x 81/2