King Island Christmas

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Harpercollins Childrens Books, Oct 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Winter is closing in on Alaska's King Island, and soon the Eskimo villagers will be cut off from the world for many months. That suits them fine -- but only if they can first brave a rough and windy sea to fetch the new priest in time for Christmas.

"That mysterious thing, the spirit of Christmas, is brought heartily to life. Rie Muqoz brings to her brilliantly stylized pictures a knowledge stored up during a year spent as a teacher on the island in the Bering Sea." --The New York Times

"A beautifully designed book to enjoy at any time of the year." --The Horn Book

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User Review  - LoriOrtega - LibraryThing

Fiction: Picture Book Rogers, Jean King Island Christmas. Illust. By Rie Munoz. Greenwillow, 1985. Unp. Primary/Intermediate The King Island villagers, led by their chief, Ooloranna, work together to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Toni - Goodreads

A beautiful little story illustrated by one of my all-time favorite artists, Rie Munoz. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Jean Rogers has lived in Juneau, Alaska, since 1945. There, she and her husband George adopted and raised six lively children, and Jean wrote seven children's books. Among them was the Alaskan classic, "The Secret Moose", and two books about the Natives of King Island. The idea for "Goodbye, My Island "took shape while Jean was collaborating with artist Rie Munoz on "King Island Christmas". Both books have seen national success, and "King Island Christmas" has been adapted as a musical. Jean's love for books and reading -- and volunteerism -- earned her a lifetime membership with the Alaska Library Association. She also is a member of the American Library Association, and has served in various capacities on the boards of the Alaska State Broadcasting Commission, Alaska Public Offices Commission, and Juneau's public television station, KTOO-TV. The University of Alaska bestowed upon Jean an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters for her work writing published books.

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