A Totem Tale

A Totem Tale

By Deb Vanasse; Erik Brooks (Illustrator)

Sasquatch Books, Paperback, 9781570614392, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2006

On a full-moon night in Alaska, a traditional native totem pole magically comes to life. The Grizzly, Beaver, Frog, and Raven all stretch and scratch and voice their relief at being free at last. But then the first dawn light appears on the horizon, and the totems have to reassemble themselves in the proper order before morning. Who should be on top of whom? Can wise Raven reason with these contentious creatures? Deb Vanasse's enchanting text and Erik Brooks's lively illustrations make this a memorable modern folktale.

About the Author
Deb Vanasse is the author of several books for children and adults, including A Distant Enemy, No Returns, and "Black Wolf of the Glacier". She is the cofounder of and teacher at the 49 Writers Alaska Writing Center.

Praise For A Totem Tale

For Practically Perfect Pajamas by Erik Brooks: "The fast-paced humorous text teaches an important lesson without being preachy, while the illustrations impart personality to the protagonists-Aurora and Percy as well as to the supporting players." - B