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The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish *Signed: Martin, Jacqueline Briggs The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish *Signed: Martin, Jacqueline Briggs The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish *Signed: Martin, Jacqueline Briggs

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish *Signed

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs

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ISBN 10: 061800341X / ISBN 13: 9780618003419
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing. This perfectly fresh copy is FINE in a FINE jacket; crisp and bright; excellent. SIGNED and DATED by the author, who wrote the Caldecott Medal-winning Snowflake Bentley. Illustrated by Beth Krommes, who later won a Caldecott Medal for her illustrations for the book The House in the Night. Bookseller Inventory # 81041508

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Title: The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Beth Krommes

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed and Dated By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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In 1913, a boat named Karluk, Aleutian for fish,” part of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, became stuck in the Arctic ice. On board were a captain and crew, scientists and explorers, a cat, forty sled dogs, Inupiaq hunters, and an Inupiaq family with two small girls. Even with the Inupiaq and their skills of hunting and sewing, even with the family’s care and wisdom, even with the compassion and courage of their captain, odds for survival in the cold, dark Arctic seem against the passengers of the Karluk.
Here is a riveting, unforgettable story, poetically told and exquisitely illustrated with rounded scratchboard art that captures the strength and grace of Inupiaq culture. Details of centuries-old crafts and skills of sewing boots from caribou legs and ugruk skin, of quickly cutting snow houses, of wearing wooden goggles to ward off snowblindness will enrich modern imaginations. And by the story’s end, listeners will know something of the way of life in the high north, something of the song of the place, the wide sky, the sound of the wind, the ptarmigan.

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Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal, and The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish, an ALA Notable Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Riverbank Review Finalist, Notable Social Studies Trade book and winner of The Golden Kite Award for Illustration. She grew up on a farm in Maine much like the one in this story. She lives in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

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