Publication Date: February 7, 2006
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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.
Deb Vanasse is also the author of Under Alaska's Midnight Sun and Alaska Animal Babies. She lives in Fairbanks, AK. Erik Brooks is known for incorporating Native American art styles in his illustrations. He lives in Seattle.
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