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King Island Christmas
by Jean Rogers
Winter is closing in on Alaska's King Island, and soon the Eskimo villagers will be cut off from the world for many months. That suits them fine -- but only if they can first brave a rough and windy sea to fetch the new priest in time for Christmas. "That mysterious thing, the spirit of Christmas, is brought heartily to life. Rie Muqoz brings to her brilliantly stylized pi ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 19th 1998 by HarperTrophy
(first published October 1st 1985)
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In this straightforward heartwarming tale, the villagers of King Island worry if they do not get the new priest from the freighter to their island through the high seas there will be no one to celebrate Christmas. In this joyful holiday folkloric tale, the whole village comes together to make it a memorable Christmas. Muñoz’ authentic brilliant stylized pictures accentuate the power of community to overcome adversity.