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Southeast Alaska, or the "Panhandle," is different from other parts of Alaska.  This region is a labyrinth of islands with dense rain forests, misty mountains, and tidewater glaciers. Home to Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples for centuries, canoes were the means to get around from island to island. Even today, kids will be interested to find that most of the area is accessible only by boat or airplane.

    Glacier Bay National Park
    Alaska Marine Highway
kids books alaska
Raven - Trickster Tale Pacific Northwest alaska  

When all was the world was in darkness, clever Raven stole the sun and gave it to the people. Raven flies to the shining house of the Sky Chief and tricks him into showing where the ball of light is hidden. Beautifully told, with fabulous illustrations. (Picture book)


Frog Girl
Paul Owen Lewis

The songs of the frogs are silent, but one frog calls to the chief’s daughter to follow her under the lake. There, a house shakes with fire and smoke, and the girl meets Volcano Woman. Gorgeously illustrated. (Picture book)


Storm Boy - kids books British Columbia  
Storm Boy
Paul Owen Lewis

A storm washes the Haida chief's son into a strange village, the realm of the killer whale people. Finely dressed people give the boy a blanket to wear, fish to eat, and they dance and feast, until the boy thinks of his own home. This is a gem. (Picture book)


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