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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXALA312

Item EXALA312. Buy these 5 items as a set for $91 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Coming into the Country

ALA04
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1991
438
0374522871
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A superb introduction to the state, McPhee's lyrical portrait blends history, issues and interesting facts with sketches of frontier life and unforgettable Alaskan characters.
$18.00

Alaska, Saga of a Bold Land

ALA187
Walter R. Borneman
HarperCollins Publishers
2004
608
0060503076
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this wide-ranging history, Borneman captures the personalities, bravura and challenges of Alaska, describing the days of the fur traders and explorers, the Gold Rush, the building of the railroads and current controversies.
$16.99

Alaska, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

ALA119
Les Beletsky, Dennis Paulson
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
456
1566566525
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A guide to the most commonly encountered birds, mammals, fish, amphibians and marine invertebrates of Alaska featuring 320 handsome color illustrations and descriptive information on each species.
$27.95

Fodor's Alaska

ALA225
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2016
512
1101878576
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A popular, full-color guide to Alaska featuring a pull-out map, regional itineraries and updated recommendations. Includes a chapter on exploring the Alaskan wilderness.
$22.99

Alaska Travel Reference Map

ALA31
ITMB
ITMB
2016
2
177129003X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Alaska on two sides at a scale of 1:1,500,000.
$12.95

Denali National Park and Preserve Map

ALA88
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2007
2
0925873691
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable, fold-up topographic map of Denali and surroundings at a scale of 1:225,000.
$11.95

Alaska Almanac

ALA21
Alaska Northwest
Alaska Northwest Books
2013
252
0882409379
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Zany facts and figures on the geography, history and culture of Alaska. Peppered with only-in-Alaska jokes and goofy illustrations, it makes for leisurely, entertaining browsing for the whole family.
$36.99

Alaska's History, The People, Land and Events of the North Country

ALA35
Harry Ritter
Alaska Northwest Books
1993
144
0882404326
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively pocket history from settlement and discovery to the gold rush and present.
$12.95

Denali's Howl, The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak

ALA378
Andy Hall
Dutton Inc.
2015
368
0142181951
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on interviews, lost documents and radio recordings, this gripping chronicle follows the 1967 climbing expedition that saw 12 men ascend Denali and only five return.
$16.00

Iditarod, The Great Race to Nome

ALA185
Jeff Schultz, Bill Sherwonit
Sasquatch Books
2002
133
1570612919
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Iditarod and dog races in Alaska, featuring both color and archival illustrations.
$23.95

Native Cultures in Alaska

ALA292
Tricia Brown
Alaska Northwest Books
2009
144
0882407562
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This brief portrait of Alaska's diverse indigenous populations, published by the Alaska Geographic Society, includes 90 color photographs.
$18.95

The Alaska Native Reader: History, Culture, Politics

ALA304
Maria Shaa Williams
Duke
2009
242
0822344807
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This multifaceted anthology allows native Alaskans to speak for themselves. Composed of essays, poems, lyrical accounts of first contacts with Russian explorers, songs, maps and visual art, the sourcebook is a brilliant survey of the culture and history of the indigenous groups of the region.
$28.95

The Klondike Fever, The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush

ALA20
Pierre Berton
Carroll & Graff
2003
457
0786713178
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
First published in 1958, the classic history of the Yukon and Alaska gold rush by the great Canadian historian Pierre Berton. A master storyteller, Berton captures the spirit of the rowdy days of old in loving detail.
$19.99

Travels in Alaska

ALA16
John Muir
Modern Library
2002
248
0375760490
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The centerpiece of this beloved classic is Muir's wide-eyed account of the discovery of Glacier Bay.
$16.00

Two in the Far North

ALA57
Margaret Murie, Olaus Murie
Alaska Northwest Books
2003
369
088240489X
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
Murie's field biologist husband supplies not only fodder for the stories but also the illustrations for this tale of life on the Alaskan frontier.
$18.99

Alaskan Travels, Far-Flung Tales of Love and Adventure

ALA364
Edward Hoagland
Skyhorse Publishing
2013
208
1611455030
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
From the Arctic Ocean to the Kenai Peninsula, backstreet bars of Anchorage and a 500-mile adventure on the Yukon, Edward Hoagland traveled the "real" Alaska on a grand journey some 30 years ago.
$14.95

John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire

USW741
Kim Heacox
Lyons Press
2015
272
149300932X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A popular lecturer on expedition cruises based in Gustavus, Kim Heacox returns to the story of John Muir -- and his passion for glaciers -- in this dual biography of the man and of Alaska. Muir made known the wonders of Glacier Bay in his Travels in Alaska (ALA16).
$18.95

Minus 148 Degrees, The First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley

ALA323
Art Davidson
Mountaineers
2013
256
1594857555
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this intrepid account, Davidson -- a member of the first team to climb Mt. McKinley in the winter -- discusses the personalities, weaknesses, courage, doubts and accomplishments of the unevenly matched members of the expedition.
$19.95

Passage to Juneau

ALA94
Jonathan Raban
Vintage Books
2000
435
0679776141
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this thoughtful account of the sea and its meaning, Raban weaves the tale of the original voyage of discovery to Vancouver with his own adventures on a solo journey aboard a 35-foot ketch along the Inside Passage.
$17.95

Winterdance, The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

ALA58
Gary Paulsen
Harcourt Books
1995
256
0156001454
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A man and his dogs against 1,150 miles of icy wilderness in the dead of winter. Paulsen, a novice, survived the 17-day journey with his sense of humor intact.
$15.00

Alaska

ALA56
James Michener
Random House
2002
1073
037576142X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Michener tackles the 49th state in this rousing epic tale of men and wildlife on the frontier.
$18.00

Alaska, Tales of Adventure from the Last Frontier

ALA188
Spike Walker (Editor)
Griffin Publishing
2002
288
0312275625
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This diverse anthology of 31 tales, classic and modern, includes Jack London's famous story of the Yukon, How To Build a Fire, and Gary Paulsen's account of racing the Iditarod.
$21.99

Klondike Tales

ALA373
Jack London
Modern Library
2001
281
037575685X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This collection of wilderness tales by famed American writer, journalist and playwright Jack London are hewn from the author’s personal experiences in the Klondike gold rush.
$15.00

The Reader's Companion to Alaska

ALA53
Alan Ryan
Lightning Source
1997
395
0156003686
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A volume of 28 eyewitness reports on the Alaskan wilderness over the last 100 years, including pieces by John Muir, Barry Lopez and Jon Krakauer. The long excerpts are presented geographically with separate sections on the Inside Passage, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Denali.
$22.95

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

USA356
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2011
400
0375712100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated tale by the dynamic PBS duo brings to life the conservationists, politicians, presidents and dreamers who created our national park system.
$35.00

Treasures of Alaska, Last Great American Wilderness

ALA170
Michael Melford (Photographer), Jeff Rennicke
National Geographic
2010
200
0792264703
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated, magazine-style portrait of the Alaskan wilds in the National Geographic Destinations series.
$15.00

Alaska Birds

ALA207
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551220
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, 12-panel fold-up card illustrating the most commonly encountered birds of Alaska.
$7.95

Alaska Wildlife

ALA123
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2000
1583551069
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated card features color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered birds, mammals and reptiles of Alaska.
$7.95

Marine Mammals of Alaska

ALA08
Kate Wynne
Sea Grant
2013
75
1566121213
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for use in the field, this indispensable guide features large color photographs, key information and detailed range maps for all the whales, seals and other marine creatures found near the shores of Alaska and Russia. Third edition.
$25.00

The Nature of Alaska

ALA137
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2006
176
1583552995
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This clearly presented field guide to mammals, birds, seashore life, fish, trees, shrubs and wildflowers features 300 color illustrations.
$16.95

More Books

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$27.95

Where the Sea Breaks Its Back

ALA07
Corey Ford
Alaska Northwest Books
2003
220
088240394X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Ford paints a vivid portrait of Georg Steller and his first encounters with the wildlife of Kamchatka, the Bering Sea and Alaska in this gripping tale of discovery and hardship on Bering's Great Nordic Expedition of 1741.
$17.99

Guide to the Birds of Alaska

ALA09
Robert Armstrong
Alaska Northwest Books
2015
368
1941821421
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handsome photographic introduction to Alaska's birds, illustrating all 443 species.
$29.99

The Great Alaska Nature Factbook

ALA28
Susan Ewing
Alaska Northwest Books
2011
224
0882408380
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Perfect for Alaska-bound families, this new edition of Ewing's pocket encyclopedia gathers facts and figures on the 49th state's natural history, with short illustrated essays on everything from murrelets to volcanoes, bears and salmon.
$14.95

Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers

ALA40
Verna Pratt
1990
136
0962319201
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With 350 color illustrations, it's slim enough to slip into your pocket.
$15.95

Insight Guide Alaska

ALA42
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
384
1780059248
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With hundreds of photos and maps, this guide features concise essays by well-regarded authors on nature, history, peoples and culture.
$24.99

Into the Wild

ALA52
Jon Krakauer
Doubleday
1997
224
0385486804
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Krakauer leaves no stone unturned in this gripping account of his investigation into the real-life story of a young man who searches for experience, wilderness and self only to meet his end in the wilds north of Mt. McKinley
$15.00

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Map

ALA112
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
1999
2
1566950546
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This folded, full-color map covers Glacier Bay and the surrounding area (1:94,000), including Chichagof Island and the Alexander Archipelago.
$11.95

Alaska By Cruise Ship

ALA125
Anne Vipond
Ocean Cruise Guides
2014
352
1927747031
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide to ports of call, excursions and sightseeing from Seattle to Anchorage. With a short overview of the culture, nature and history of Alaska, a full-color pull-out map and excellent town maps.
$21.95

Alaska Explorer Map

ALA153
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2002
1
0953861856
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An informative, well-illustrated map of Alaska and Russia's Chukotka Peninsula at a scale of 1:3,800,000, geared to cruise and expedition travelers in the region.
$11.95

Murder at Five Finger Light

ALA266
Sue Henry
Penguin Putnam
2006
272
0451412095
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Sue Henry, who has lived in Juneau for 25 years, draws on Alaskan history, lore and landscape for this classic who-done-it set on an old lighthouse on the Inside Passage.
$7.99

Fifty Miles from Tomorrow, A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People

ALA333
William L. Hensley
Picador USA
2010
256
0312429363
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Hensley writes across the arc of his remarkable life from growing up as a young man north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of Kotzebue Sound to his work on the landmark Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to his time in the Alaska senate.
$18.00

The Floor of Heaven, A True Tale of the American West and the Yukon Gold Rush

ALA341
Howard Blum
Crown
2012
432
0307461734
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Through the eyes of a trio of fascinating historical characters -- a Pinkerton detective, a confidence man and a prospector-turned-tycoon -- the Edgar Award-winning Howard Blum explores the dreams that drove men to the Alaskan Frontier, the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. A tale almost too good to be true.
$16.00

Scats and Tracks of Alaska

ALA345
James C. Halfpenny
Falcon Press
2007
146
0762742305
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket identification guide to 69 common species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, each with detailed black-and-white illustrations by Todd Telander.
$9.95

Rock, Water, Wild: An Alaskan Life

ALA360
Nancy Lord
Bison Books
2012
231
0803240007
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A former Alaska Writer Laureate, Lord muses on the wildlife and landscapes, the cultures and communities that make up the vast northern state in this atmospheric paean to her adopted homeland.
$18.95

For Kids

Call of the Wild, White Fang, and To Build a Fire

ARC10
Jack London
Modern Library
1993
416
037575251X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The best of London's timeless tales of adventure in Alaska, rich in details of history and geography, flora and fauna -- and dogs.
$7.95

Whale (Eyewitness Books)

BST10
Frank Greenaway
DK Publishing
2004
72
0756607396
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With 900 detailed illustrations, this slim book is a highly visual guide to cetaceans that will appeal to kids ages 9 to 12.
$16.99

Eyewitness Bird

BRD04
David Burnie
DK Publishing
2008
64
0756637686
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An introduction to birds, their evolution, biology and behavior, in the graphic Eyewitness style with hundreds of color photographs and drawings of feathers, wings, nests, eggs (and surprisingly few birds!).
$16.99

Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival

ALA64
Velma Wallis
HarperCollins Publishers
2004
175
0060723521
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A retelling of a traditional Athabaskan legend by an Athabaskan woman born and raised in Fort Yukon. It's an inspiring tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe who must make their way alone through the Alaskan wild. Preteens and teenagers will especially enjoy it.
$13.99

Children of the Midnight Sun, Young Native Voices of Alaska

ALA68
Tricia Brown
Alaska Northwest Books
2007
48
0882406175
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A profile of eight children from diverse backgrounds, this book features vivid color photography and great information on daily life, customs and background of the Tlingit, Haida, Aleut and other cultures throughout Alaska. Aimed at children ages 9-12, it nicely balances modern challenges and traditional ways.
$9.99

Alaska's Bears

ALA74
Alaska Geographic
Alaska Geographic Society
1993
112
1566610141
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Outstanding color photographs fill out this magazine-style overview of Alaska's bears, which includes articles on a range of topics.
$14.95

A Child's Glacier Bay

ALA87
Kimberly Corral
Alaska Northwest Books
1998
32
0882405039
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A photographic journal of camping and kayaking at Glacier Bay with 13-year-old Hannah, younger brother Ben and their parents.
$15.95

Kavik the Wolf Dog

ALA99
Walt Morey, Peter Parnall
Puffin
1997
192
0140384235
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A reprint of a classic children's novel about the wolf-dog Kavik and the boy who saves him in the Alaskan wilderness. Kavik, who has been reared as a champion sled-dog, is taken away from the boy and must make a perilous journey back to his home in Washington. Written for preteens.
$6.99

A Child's Alaska

ALA100
Claire Rudolph Murphy, Charles Mason (Photographer)
Alaska Northwest Books
2012
48
0882408593
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Murphy captures the changing seasons and challenges of daily life in this captivating photographic portrait of modern Alaska -- its wildlife, culture and especially its people -- geared for elementary school kids.
$10.95

Frozen Stiff

ALA103
Sherry Shahan
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1999
150
0440413737
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A story of adventure set in the Alaskan wilderness. Two young kayakers set out for what they figure will be a harmless day on the fjords, when an unexpected twist of events sends them into a struggle for survival. Perfect for preteens.
$6.99

Kiana's Iditarod

ALA104
Shelley Gill, Shannon Cartwright (Illustrator)
Sasquatch Books
2008
64
1570615896
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Geared towards elementary school students, this is a tale of the great Alaskan dog-sled race Iditarod, as seen through the eyes of Kiana, one of the lead sled dogs. A lively and enjoyable read for the family.
$10.99

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

PNW90
Margaret Craven
Aa Balkema
1993
159
0440343690
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this brief novel, a young vicar comes to live with the Kwakiutl Indians of the town of Kingcome in the Pacific Northwest. Written for teens but worthwhile for adults.
$6.99

Tisha, The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness

ALA133
Robert Specht
Bantam Doubleday
2003
342
0553265962
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The story of Anne Hobbs, who went to Alaska to teach and became a crusader on behalf of Alaska's native peoples.
$7.99

Julie of the Wolves

ALA144
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1972
170
0064400581
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The classic tale of a young Eskimo girl who chooses to run with the wolves rather than submit to a cruel husband. This young adult novel whipped up some controversy on publication in 1972, due to brief but violent sexual content, and we would caution parents that it's most appropriate for teens and sophisticated pre-teens.
$6.99

Touching Spirit Bear

PNW127
Ben Mikaelsen
HarperCollins
2002
241
038080560X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This young adult novel follows Cole, an abused and abusive teen, who chooses banishment to an Alaskan island over incarceration. But for Cole to reform, it takes an encounter with the white Spirit Bear of First Nation legends.
$7.99

Seabird

OCE79
Holling C. Holling
1978
PAPER
Literature
61
0395266815
Houghton Mifflin Company
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Across four generations and around the world, by whaler, clipper, steamer and airplane, Holling traces American seafaring through the eyes of an ivory gull in this illustrated classic. Ages 9-12
$11.95

Alaska's Three Bears

ALA189
Shelley Gill, Shannon Cartwright (Illustrator)
Random House
2003
32
093400711X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This book, written for elementary school kids, teaches about bear ecology through the story of a black bear, a grizzly bear and a polar bear and their search for homes in the Alaskan wilderness.
$10.99

Alaska ABC Book

ALA190
Charlene Kreeger, Shannon Cartwright (Illustrator)
Random House
2003
32
0933914016
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Q is for Qiviut (an Arctic musk ox). Young children (ages 4 to 8) will love this introduction to Alaska in an illustrated ABC format.
$10.99

Alaska's 12 Days of Summer

ALA191
Pat Chamberlain-Calamar, Shannon Cartwright (Illustrator)
Sasquatch Books
2003
32
1570613419
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A lighthearted tribute to the wildlife of Alaska for youngsters, presented in illustrations and song lyrics set to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas."
$10.99

How Do Birds Find Their Way?

BST87
Roma Gans, Paul Mirocha (Illustrator)
HarperCollins
1996
32
006445150X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Many birds travel for thousands of miles between their winter and summer homes. This colorful introduction, written for elementary school children, explores the science behind migration.
$5.99

Big Alaska

ALA231
Debbie S. Miller, Jon Van Zyle (Illustrator)
Bloomsbury USA
2006
40
0802780695
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
With lush, double-page watercolor illustrations, this picture book swoops up youngsters on an eagle-eye journey from Admiralty Island to Glacier Bay, Kodiak, Katmai and Denali.
$17.95

Czar of Alaska, The Cross of Charlemagne

ALA232
Richard Trout
Pelican Publishing Company
2005
256
1589803280
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The fourth novel in the action-packed, fact-filled, techno-thriller MacGregor Family Adventure Series for young teens, set in Alaska.
$16.99

Alaskan Wildlife Coloring Book

ALA235
Jan Sovak
Dover Publications
2006
32
0486452212
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Whales, grizzlies and wolves invite the creative coloring touch of young travelers.
$3.99

Stampede for Gold, The Story of the Klondike Rush

CND289
Pierre Berton
Sterling Publishing Company
2007
176
1402751214
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The great Canadian historian Pierre Berton weaves the amazing--and amazingly brutal--story of the Yukon Gold Rush of 1896-1899, where thousands, including Berton's own parents, took to the showy mountains of northern Canada in search of fortune.
$6.95

Buried Alive, A Mystery in Denali National Park

ALA251
Gloria Skurzynski
2008
92
1426302525
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The Landons are in Alaska's Denali National Park and are joined by 13-year-old Nicky Milano. Jack, Ashley and Nicky accept a dogsled ride from a man in a Park Service uniform -- which leads to trouble.
$4.99

Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers, Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs

ALA253
Gary Paulsen
Voyageur Press
2007
80
0152061037
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Iditarod racer and Newberry Honor-winning children's book author Gary Paulsen reflects on his loving friendship with his lead dog Cookie and her litter of pups.
$5.95

The Little Fox, An Alaska Adventure

ALA256
Ram Papish
University of Alaska Press
2007
48
1889963879
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Papish draws on his work as a seabird biologist for this gorgeously illustrated account of the adventures of a young arctic fox among the fur seals, puffins, auks and other birds of the Pribilof islands.
$15.95

Glaciers, Nature's Icy Caps

ALA258
David L. Harrison
Boyds Mills
2006
1590783727
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Explains in simplest terms the formation and movement of glaciers. With fine illustrations.
$15.95

Wild Man Island

ALA261
Will Hobbs
HarperCollins
2003
192
0380733102
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A 14-year-old boy is stranded on a remote Alaskan island inhabited by a mysterious wild man in this exciting adventure for pre-teens.
$5.99

Humpback Whales

ALA262
Dianne M. MacMillan
Lerner Publishing Group
2003
48
1575053470
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated introduction to the behavior of the humpback whales.
$27.99

Face to Face With Grizzlies

BST120
Joel Sartore
2008
32
1426304749
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Ever been face-to-face with a grizzly bear? Joel Sartore has -- and he lived to tell this and other great tales in his engaging, illustrated introduction for young readers to the natural history of the grizzly.
$6.95

Whaling Season, A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist

ARC238
Peter Lourie
Houghton Mifflin Company
2009
80
0618777091
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Join Craig (son of Jean Craighead George) at the top of the world in Barrow Alaska, where the days and nights are long, the people full of stories, and the bowhead whale is at the center of it all.
$18.00

Julie's Wolf Pack

ALA310
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1999
208
0064407217
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This third book in Craighead George's trilogy geared for ages 12-14 continues the tale of adventure on the Alaskan tundra from the point of view of the wolf pack -- the leader Kapu, interloper Ice Blink and Sweet Fur Amy.
$6.99

Water Sky

ALA311
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1989
224
0064402029
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The part-Eskimo, 13-year-old New Englander Lincoln goes to Barrow, Alaska to live with friends of his father in this contemporary tale of the importance of whaling to the Eskimo culture.
$6.99

Julie

ALA313
Jean Craighead George
HarperTrophy
1996
128
0064405737
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this thrilling sequel to George's Newbery Medal-winning novel, Julie returns to her father's village on Alaska's north slope, where snow mobiles have replaced sled dogs, musk oxen have been introduced -- and the wolves are in danger.
$6.99

Stickeen

ALA334
John Muir
Heyday Books
1990
96
0930588487
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Muir's exhilarating tale of crossing Brady Glacier in Alaska during a storm with his dog; a classic.
$9.00

Under Alaska's Midnight Sun

ALA342
Jeremiah Trammell (Illustrator), Deb Vanasse
Sasquatch Books
2005
32
1570614229
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
On the longest day of the year in Barrow, Alaska, a young Alaskan girl stays up late and enjoys the midnight sun with animals and her family.
$10.99

Blessing's Bead

ALA344
Debby Dahl Edwardson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2009
178
0374308055
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This beautiful debut novel for children explores the multigenerational history of a family of Iupiaq Eskimos in Alaska's far north, set in 1917, during an influenza epidemic, and in 1986.
$25.00

Arctic Thaw, The People of the Whale in a Changing Climate

ALA355
Peter Lourie
Boyds Mills
2010
48
1590788427
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Lourie travels with Inupiat whale hunters in Barrow, Alaska for this illustrated account of change in the Arctic for ages nine and up.
$10.95