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Midnight dance of the snowshoe hare : poems of Alaska
Carlstrom, Nancy White.
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Publication Information:
New York : Philomel Books, [1998]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Poems about Alaska's beautiful but brief spring, summer and fall seasons, which provide a short respite from the cold, dark winter.
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.4 0.5 46570.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 2 Quiz: 18933 Guided reading level: NR.
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PS3553.A7355 M5 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Sun, Sun, Where do you live in summer? I live in my house at hte top of the world, At the top of the world in summer.Summertime in Alaska is full of surprises. Snowshoe hares come out of hiding and dance. The chickadee's song fills the air. There is enough warmth to melt away the blanket of ice and snow. And the sun never truly sets.With childlike verse and inspired paintings, Nancy White Carlstrom and Ken Kuroi capture these magic moments and more in a playful book of poetry that will open a child's eyes to the land of the midnight sun.Nancy White Carlstrom lives in Fairbanks, AK. Ken Kuroi lives in Japan.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4ÄCarlstrom has created a mood piece based on her observations of Alaskan animals over time and seasons. Full of metaphor, alliteration, and other poetic devices, these selections can be used in a variety of ways with a class or just enjoyed one on one. The arrangement is seasonal, beginning with early summer and ending with early spring. Children meet rabbits, voles, wolves, owls, and other indigenous creatures in their summer, fall, and winter coats. The poems are gentle and yet not without a sense of reality as a grandfather rabbit describes how he escaped from an owl who was surprised by the northern lights. The illustrations are soft and graceful while retaining a naturalistic quality. Young children will have no difficulty pointing out the wolf, the sled dog, squirrels, snowshoe hares, and other animals. A lovely book that can be used to teach units on poetry, animal habits, or Alaska or just be read for pure pleasure.ÄSusan Lissim, Dwight School, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.