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Northern Lullaby

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The stars come out, the moon shines brightly, and the sky casts its shadow across the snowy land. Evening has come and a sleepy narrator bids goodnight to Sister Owl, Brother Bear and other members of Earth's great family. This good night book draws readers into an Alaskan wilderness that is part nature, part family, and luminously evoked in full-color paintings.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 21st 1992 by Philomel (first published 1992)
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ABC
Feb 26, 2011 ABC rated it it was amazing
Shelves: younger-kids
This book introduces very young children to Inuit culture and to the Northern Lights. Very unusual illustrations.
Allie
What a beautiful treat! I can see using this book in a bedtime-themed playgroup. The language is beautiful and poetic, exploring family and animals that live in northern climes. And of course the illustrations are stellar. Such a wonderful atmosphere in which to drift off to sleep! Leo & Diane Dillon have never failed to completely blow me away! They are amazing!
MJ
Nov 15, 2015 MJ rated it really liked it
Alissa sat in her high chair with pen and paper in hand while I read the story. She occasionally looked at the pictures while she turned the pages on a pad of paper and chewed the pen. I absolutely loved the quiet pictures and words.
Dolly
Sep 23, 2013 Dolly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a sweet, soothing book that evokes the wonder of nature and the mysticism of the native people of Alaska. The illustrations are muted and we loved the images of the northern lights. It's a great book to read at bedtime and we really enjoyed reading it together.
Betsy
A lullaby/goodnight song (think: Goodnight Moon) that is Alaskan in feel. The elements are personified in text ("Grandpa Mountain") and also in the illustrations.
Cheryl
One of my favorite illustrated picture books. The illustrations are stunning.
Qeona Greer
Nov 27, 2015 Qeona Greer rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
This book gives the reader a look into the Alaskan culture through vivid pictures and sweet lullabies. Great book for a diversity lesson.
Laura
Oct 19, 2015 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
This poetry book contains a poem which is similarly a lullaby. The illustrations are great and kind of unique.
Anna
Oct 20, 2015 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
This book includes a poem written in the form of a lullaby. The illustrations are very special.
Alexis Dowdell
Oct 19, 2015 Alexis Dowdell rated it really liked it
Shelves: folktale
This book gives a light into another culture and the lullaby sung to the infants of that time. Just as for American culture is Rick a bye baby
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Nancy White Carlstrom has written more than 50 books for children, including the Jesse Bear series with illustrator Bruce Degan.

Born the daughter of steel mill worker William J. and Eva (Lawrence) White, Nancy White Carlstrom was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, on August 4, 1948. She practiced writing poetry, enjoyed reading books like Little Women, and wanted to become a children’s book author
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