UNDER ALASKA'S MIDNIGHT SUN
“Expressive, stylized paintings offer sweeping views of the Alaskan landscape…(where) summer brings many nights when the sun never sets, and summer solstice is a time for celebration.” ~Booklist
In the far northern parts of the world, near and above the Arctic Circle, summer days are very long. In Barrow, Alaska, for example, the sun rises in May and sets 83 days later, in early August. During this time, the sun shines all through the night. People call it the midnight sun. When the midnight sun is shining, people and animals stay active even at night. This sweet poetic narrative, illustrated by award-winner Jeremiah Trammell, showcases the many pleasures of this unique time as a little girl dances, fishes, plays games, watches moose and fox, and communes with family and nature.
“A good wind-down bedtime choice for children who have decided they can’t (or won’t) sleep.” ~ School Library Journal