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Totem Tale

A Tall Story from Alaska

Part of PAWS IV

Illustrated by Erik Brooks
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Paperback
$11.99 US
8.52"W x 10.85"H x 0.11"D   | 5 oz | 80 per carton
On sale Feb 07, 2006 | 32 Pages | 978-1-57061-439-2
Age 3-7 years | Preschool - 2
On a full-moon night in Alaska, a traditional native totem pole magically comes to life. The Grizzly, Beaver, Frog, and Raven all stretch and scratch and voice their relief at being free at last. But then the first dawn light appears on the horizon, and the totems have to reassemble themselves in the proper order before morning. Who should be on top of whom? Can wise Raven reason with these contentious creatures? Deb Vanasse’s enchanting text and Erik Brooks’s lively illustrations make this a memorable modern folktale.
For Practically Perfect Pajamas by Erik Brooks: "The fast-paced humorous text teaches an important lesson without being preachy, while the illustrations impart personality to the protagonists-Aurora and Percy as well as to the supporting players." - B
DEB VANASSE and her husband live in a log cabin they build in Fairbanks, Alaska. A former high school teacher, she is the author of several children's books and young adult novels including Totem Tale, Under the Midnight Sun, Out of the Wilderness, and A Distant Enemy among others.

International wildlife and nature photographer GAVRIEL JECAN lives in Seattle. View titles by Deb Vanasse
Erik Brooks spent much of his childhood in Anchorage where he explored the outdoors. He has illustrated several children’s book including Polar Polka and A Totem Tale. View titles by Erik Brooks

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On a full-moon night in Alaska, a traditional native totem pole magically comes to life. The Grizzly, Beaver, Frog, and Raven all stretch and scratch and voice their relief at being free at last. But then the first dawn light appears on the horizon, and the totems have to reassemble themselves in the proper order before morning. Who should be on top of whom? Can wise Raven reason with these contentious creatures? Deb Vanasse’s enchanting text and Erik Brooks’s lively illustrations make this a memorable modern folktale.

Praise

For Practically Perfect Pajamas by Erik Brooks: "The fast-paced humorous text teaches an important lesson without being preachy, while the illustrations impart personality to the protagonists-Aurora and Percy as well as to the supporting players." - B

Author

DEB VANASSE and her husband live in a log cabin they build in Fairbanks, Alaska. A former high school teacher, she is the author of several children's books and young adult novels including Totem Tale, Under the Midnight Sun, Out of the Wilderness, and A Distant Enemy among others.

International wildlife and nature photographer GAVRIEL JECAN lives in Seattle. View titles by Deb Vanasse
Erik Brooks spent much of his childhood in Anchorage where he explored the outdoors. He has illustrated several children’s book including Polar Polka and A Totem Tale. View titles by Erik Brooks

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