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Northern Lullaby: Carlstrom, Nancy White

Northern Lullaby

Carlstrom, Nancy White

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ISBN 10: 0399218068 / ISBN 13: 9780399218064
Published by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful first printing in jacket, appears new and unread--very fresh, no previous owner name, no marks, jacket as new also. Gift quality. Bookseller Inventory # 95081727

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Title: Northern Lullaby

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Dillon, Leo (illustrator); Dillon, Diane (illustrator)

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: First Impression Stated.

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A sleepy young narrator bids goodnight to the members of Earth's family--Sister Owl, Brother Bear, Uncle Moose--in a poetic story highlighted by luminous full-color paintings that evoke the vast wilderness of Alaska.

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Much like the classic Goodnight Moon , but with a nod to Alaskan wilderness and lore, Carlstrom's latest picture book is a gentle hymn about preparing for bedtime and the magic of nightfall. A child lovingly bids au revoir to the many extended family members he sees in nature: "Goodnight Papa Star /Goodnight Mama Moon / Bending your silver arms / down through the darkness." The non-rhyming quatrains of Carlstrom's poetry possess a soothing, lilting quality, perfect for quiet reading times. In sync with her expression of the philosophy of Alaska's native peoples--we are one with all living things--the Dillons have masterfully personified earth and sky. A tiny stone cabin, chimney smoking, in the foreground of each scene gives perspective to the sweeping, iridescent paintings. Cool nighttime hues of blue, purple and green cloak a cast of brown-skinned Alaskan natives. Stars and snowflakes shimmer in the black sky, while a blanket of white snow reflects colors with a silvery glow. Typifying a child's point of view, Grandpa Mountain is depicted as an old man straightening his nightcap, while Auntie Birch is a generation younger, and Sister Owl is shown as a child. The Dillons' work here most closely resembles their style in The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks , though each book has a distinct ethnic flavor. Refreshingly, this title's multicultural elements are informative without being intrusive: Alaskan figures wear native dress that includes elaborate animal costumes embellished with traditional geometric designs, though the peoples' origins are not belabored in the text. Literal-minded young readers may have questions about the interpretation of nature here, but this small point is hardly a detraction from this stunning, seamlessly executed work. Ages 3-8.
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