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In 1918 painter Rockwell Kent took his nine-year-old son to spend a winter on Alaska's Fox Island. In My Wilderness, Claudia McGehee recounts this vivid nonfiction tale from Rocky's point of view. Colorful scratchboard-style illustrations echo the rugged subject matter with whimsy while showcasing the wonder of Alaska from a young boy's imaginative point of view. Hailed as "a tale to treasure again and again" by School Library Journal (starred review), this gorgeous picture book highlights the beauty and power of the Alaskan landscape seen through a boy's eyes.
About the Author
Claudia McGehee is a Pacific Northwest native and Midwest transplant. An award-winning author and illustrator of three natural history picture books, Claudia became captivated by Rockwell Kent and his family's story after happening upon his paintings.