The Itchy Little Musk Ox (Paperback)

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By Tricia Brown, Debra Dubac (Illustrator)
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The patience of a little musk-ox is sorely tried when he suffers an itch that he can't scratch. There's not a tree in sight -- nothing to rub against for relief -- so he wanders away from the herd looking for a branch, a rock pile, anything. On his journey, he meets with three individuals: a buffalo, a wolf, and a Native woman. Through his interaction with each one, he learns something new and affirming about himself before returning to the herd. Endnotes include information about how musk-ox were native to Alaska until they were decimated by hunters in 1865, then reintroduced in the early 1930s; biological/behavioral details about the animals; and info about the cottage industry among Native villages in which women knit the qiviut (KIV-ee-oot), the rare underwool, into beautiful, warm garments.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780882406145
ISBN-10: 0882406140
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2006
Pages: 32
Language: English