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King Island Christmas

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  17 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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 August 1st 1985)
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Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
A beautiful little story illustrated by one of my all-time favorite artists, Rie Munoz.
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
Great illustrations by Rie Munoz do not save this book. The story is plodding and was overly simple. I was totally bored having made no connection to the people of the town or the new priest.
Jan 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grades
This is another beautiful book by Jean Rogers. It tells about the King Islanders waiting for the priest to come by to hold a Christmas service. It is beautifully illustrated by Rie Muñoz.
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