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The Seasons and Someone by Virginia L. Kroll
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Mar 01, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: brittany, reading-catalog

Author: Virginia Kroll

Illustrator: Tatsuro Kiuchi

Genre: fiction, folklore

Publication Info: Hardcourt Brace & Company (1994)

Reading Level: Ages 4-8; late transitional, fluent

Topic/Theme: seasons, Eskimos, climate zones (northern)

Issues Addressed: family relationships, seasons of the northernmost parts of the world (Alaska, Greenland), landscapes of Alaska

Social Issues: focuses on the culture of Eskimos, ancient Eskimo beliefs are presented in this book

Classroom Uses: read aloud, independent reading; I would also use this as a supplement to a lesson about different climate zones or a lesson on different cultures

Summary: Throughout the story, a young Eskimo girl is witnessing the changing seasons in Alaska. This book goes through the long winter and short spring and summer of Alaskan climate.

Text and image: The illustrations in this book are amazing, but they do not exactly represent the text itself. The illustrations represent the ideas presented by the text. The beautiful artwork in this book focus on one or two words or ideas found in the text and portray the meaning of those words

Literary Devices: metaphor, simile
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