"Newbery Medalist (Jean Craighead) George... -- with Aalak, an Inupiat Eskimo as guide -- takes young nature-lovers on a tour of the North in this picture-book ode to the Arctic. When Luke is born in a small Arctic town, the village leader, Aalak gives him an Eskimo name, that of Aalak's own father, Kupaaq. With this special bond ..., Aalak introduces little Kupaaq to his Arctic landscape and Inupiat Eskimo customs. George's text, abundant with vital experiences and detailed descriptions of daily life, is fodder for Minor's watercolors, luminous as the northern lights that bring the Arctic's palate to life . . . George and Minor's invitation to the Arctic's extreme climate and extraordinary wildlife make this a trip well worth taking."