This has been my favorite book since age 4 and I still stand by that choice. I used some pictures from it in a presentation on Beringia for a 400-level quaternary biogeography class, and my professor was so excited he wanted his own copy. Paleontology, plate tectonics, and songs by Hobo Jim! Every kid needs Thunderfeet.
“In the land where caribou now roam, there once lived strange and amazing creatures…”
Discover Alaska's dinosaurs when you travel back through prehistoric time in Thunderfeet. Take a trip through 70 million years of history from the day of the dinosaurs to the migration of North America's animals across the Bering Land Bridge. Ages 5 and up. Includes a glossary for curious kids with more information about dinosaurs and other prehistoric critters.
Thunderfeet is dedicated to all of Alaska’s animals. We hope the Last Frontier will stay a wild place.
About the Author
SHELLEY GILL was the fifth woman to complete the Iditarod race. When she's not writing, Shelley travels to schools around the country where she covers a variety of topics--from whale watching to where her ideas come from. Gill was a founder and publisher of the Paws IV line of Alaskan children's books now owned by Sasquatch Books. The author lives in Homer, AK.
Shannon Cartwright has spent most of her Alaska years living in the bush, away from the road system, and has never owned a TV or a computer and communicates by satellite phone and US mail. Cartwright has traveled all over the state working on a set-net site in Bristol Bay, driving horse-pack trips, guiding in the Alaska Range and Brooks Range, researching book projects, and traveling between her cabins by train, skis, snowmobiles, and horses. She expresses her love of Alaska through the 28 children's books she has illustrated, seven of which she has also written.