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.
About the Author
DEB VANASSE and her husband live in a log cabin they build in Fairbanks, Alaska. A former high school teacher, she is the author of several children's books and young adult novels including Totem Tale, Out of the Wilderness, and A Distant Enemy.
ERIK BROOKS is known for incorporating Native American art styles in his illustrations. Brooks is a children's book writer and illustraor based in Winthrop, Washington.
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