The Sleeping Lady by Ann Dixon

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Gazing across Cook Inlet from Anchorage at Mount Susitna, people have imagined that the sprawling peak is a slumbering woman, inspiring this ageless tale about a time of peace and the consequences of war.

About Ann Dixon

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Alaskan author Ann Dixon has written several children's books, including Blueberry Shoe (page 36) and Winter Is (page 36.) With Pam, she coauthored Alone Across The Arctic. Elizabeth Johns is Professor Emerita of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania and Lilly Fellow, Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture, College of the Holy Cross. She is the author of "American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life "(1991) and "Thomas Eakins: The Heroism of Modern Life "(1983).
Published September 1, 1994 by Alaska Northwest Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Only the coming of peaceful ways will awaken Susitna, now a mountain known as ``the Sleeping Lady.'' Though this story's origin remains uncertain (possible sources are noted in the author's afterword), Dixon's serene presentation resonates with the simplicity of a Native American legend.

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