Whale Snow by Debby Dahl Edwardson

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Amiqqaq is excited when his family catches a bowhead whale. As his family prepares to celebrate the traditional Iñupiaq whaling feast, Amiqqaq learns about the spirit-of-the-whale.

About Debby Dahl Edwardson

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Debby Dahl Edwardson lives on the shore of the Arctic Ocean in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost point of land on the North American continent. She has fond memories of the way Barrow was sixteen years ago when she moved north from Southern Alaska determin ANNIE PATTERSON fell in love with Barrow and the Inupiaq culture on her first visit up north. Whale Snow is Annie's first book. She lives in Barrow, Alaska.
Published July 1, 2003 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While some younger readers may not fully appreciate the book's more metaphysical ideas (Amiqqaq recognizes the whale's spirit in the fellowship of villagers feasting on the whale), the story strikes an appropriate balance between a child's inquisitive delight and his respectful discoveries about ...

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