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My Coyote Nose and Ptarmigan Toes

An Almost-True Alaskan Adventure

11 x 8-1/2; $17.99

32 pages

ISBN: 9781632170521

Caribou, beluga whales, and mountain goats are just a few of the animals found in the Alaska wilderness that figure into this charming story where a boy’s imagination inspires him to approach challenges with a sense of adventure and fun. This beautiful children’s book follows a family’s expeditions in Alaska. Each page brings a new wilderness setting, and the boy overcomes obstacles by imagining himself as iconic Alaskan animals. Colorful, eye-catching cut-paper artwork illustrates each scene and captures the beauty of Alaska’s seasons and wildlife.

Erin McKittrick was inspired to write this book after an 800-mile expedition around Alaska’s Cook Inlet with her own small children. She and her family live in Seldovia, AK.
 
Valisa Higman’s artwork is strongly influenced by her Alaskan upbringing, her extensive travels, her love of nature, and the ways in which we interact with the wild. She lives in Seldovia, AK.

"Higman’s cut-paper artwork has the appearance of stained glass windows."
Publishers Weekly

"I can’t think of a better book through which to introduce kids to Alaska and outdoor activity."
Alaska on the Go
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