If You Want to See a Caribou (Hardcover)

By Phyllis Root, Jim Meyer (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618393145, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2004

List Price: 16.00*
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If you really want to see a woodland caribou, you might try going to a place forgotten by time. It should be a hushed place, with perhaps rocky green hills and blue water, home to loons and beaver, lichen and yellow buttercups. With every step, this gentle journey brings us to a deeper and more unique connection with nature. Phyllis Root’s mesmerizing text, together with Jim Meyer’s outstanding woodblock prints, makes the very heart of the forest come alive and reveals that if you are patient and quiet, sometimes what you are seeking will, in the end, find you.

About the Author

Phyllis Root says this story was inspired by her childhood memories of Mother Holle, a character in German fairy tales. She lives in snowy Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Praise For If You Want to See a Caribou

"This thoughtful and unique work successfully portrays the wonder of discovery and of the natural world." School Library Journal

"Quiet poetry and beautiful color woodblock prints convey the excitement of wilderness encounters in this picture book set on a Lake Superior island." 15MinutesMagazine.com