Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights

 
9781435200623: Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights

Imagine a land where the sun rises at 1:58 a.m. in the summer and shines for less than four hours on a winter's day.  The animals in the wilderness near Fairbanks, Alaska, witness some of the world's greatest temperature extremes and light variations ever year.  At an average low of -16 degrees Fahrenheit, the winters may be unpleasantly frigid, but the light shows are always glorious!

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Imagine a land where the sun rises at 1:58 a.m. in the summer and shines for less than four hours on a winter's day. The animals in the wilderness near Fairbanks, Alaska, witness some of the world's greatest temperature extremes and light variations every year. At an average low of -16 degrees Fahrenheit, the winters may be unpleasantly frigid, but the light shows are always glorious!

Acclaimed author Debbie S. Miller details the sunsets, twilight, alpenglow, diamond dust, and other quietly beautiful phenomena that color "the Land of the Midnight Sun," describing each animal's activities in both the warm and cold seasons. The dramatic changes in light are captured perfectly in Jon Van Zyle's striking illustrations.

Debbie S. Miller is the author of Walker & Company's The Great Serum Race, Are Trees Alive? and Disappearing Lake, which was named one of Bank Street College's Children's Books of the Year, was given the IRA-CBC Teachers' Choice Award, and earned starred reviews in School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. Debbie lives with her family in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Jon Van Zyle has illustrated numerous award-winning children's books, including Walker & Company's The Great Serum Race and Disappearing Lake. He lives in Eagle River, Alaska, with his wife, Jona, and their Siberian husky dog team.

About the Author:

DEBBIE S. MILLER has written many acclaimed children's books, including The Great Serum Race which was a NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Recommended book and was a CBC-NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. www.debbiemilleralaska.com
 
JON VAN ZYLE is a noted children's book illustrator and the official artist of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. He has twice participated in the run and was recently inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame. Jon lives with his wife, Jona, and their Siberian huskies in Eagle River, Alaska. This is the eighth book Jon and Debbie Miller have collaborated on.www.jonvanzyle.com

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