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Circle of Thanks-signed By Illustrator: Fowler, Susi Gregg-illustrated by Catalanotto, Peter

Circle of Thanks-signed By Illustrator

Fowler, Susi Gregg-illustrated by Catalanotto, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0590100661 / ISBN 13: 9780590100663
Published by Scholastic, 1998
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Circle of Thanks by Susi Gregg Fowler, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto-First edition. Hardback story/picture book is quite clean, in as new condition and is signed/inscribed by the illustrator on title page-has near new dust jacket in a Brodart protector-nice looking book. NOT AN EX-LIB!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15989820840

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Title: Circle of Thanks-signed By Illustrator

Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Illustrator(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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An Alaskan boy and his mother walk through the slushy tundra. When a baby otter pup slides into the icy river, the boy's mother rushes in to rescue her. This selfless act prompts a chain reaction of rescues from other animals, including Raven, Mother Caribou, and Arctic Fox. Full color.

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The drama and interconnectedness of the natural world swirl through this luminous picture book set on the Alaskan tundra. An unnamed boy and his mother venture into the spring sunshine, gorgeously depicted as bands of color in Catalanotto's (The Painter) striking watercolors. When Mama rescues an otter pup that has fallen into icy water, the otter seemingly responds by later performing a good deed for an injured raven. Thus, a chain of kind acts is set in motion, from animal to animal, throughout each season of the year. In the end, an arctic fox plays a role when the boy injures himself and cannot get home as a snowstorm approaches. In evocative language, Fowler (I'll See You When the Moon Is Full) introduces a somewhat exotic, isolated region of wide-open spaces, where humans are completely in tune with and responsive to nature; a gentle humor keeps the tone from being earnest or precious. She also effectively relays bits of information about the wildlife and flora indigenous to Alaska as well as basic animal behavior. Catalanotto's delicately lit art fluidly renders the beauty of a rugged wilderness in both summer bloom and winter snow. Thanks to imaginative perspectives, the interactions between his animals seem spontaneous and dynamic. Ages 4-7.
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