Arctic White by Danna Smith

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The Arctic winter is white and gray until something special happens...Despite lovely art, a stereotypically generic and romanticized portrayal of indigenous people.
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When you live in the arctic in winter,
everything is a shade of white.

A young girl looks around her home in the arctic and sees only white, white, white . . . but one day her grandfather takes her out on a journey across the tundra. And at the end of their cold walk, the dark opens up to show the Northern Lights dancing across the sky—blue, green, and purple.

 

About Danna Smith

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Danna Smith is the award-winning author of many picture books. She currently lives in Northern California with her family and dog Peanut, where she enjoys painting, gardening, and playing with words.dannasmithbooks.comLee White has illustrated many children's books, including I Lived on Butterfly Hill, A Crazy Day at the Critter Cafe, and I'll Do It Later. He currently lives with his wife and their three cats in Portland, Oregon. leewhiteillustration.com
 
Published January 5, 2016 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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Kirkus

Below average
on Sep 21 2015

The Arctic winter is white and gray until something special happens...Despite lovely art, a stereotypically generic and romanticized portrayal of indigenous people.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Feb 18 2016

...despite some tender images between girl and grandfather, the overall vagueness and superficiality regarding their heritage strikes an off note.

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