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Recommended reading:

  • A Land Gone Lonesome by Dan O'Neill

  • Yukon Alone by John Balzar

  • Coming into the Country by John McPhee

  • Dog Driver by Miki and Juliei Collins

  • Black Bear Goes to Washington by Denise Lawson

Black Bear Goes to Washington
Denise A. Lawson
Brown and Lowe Books
9781732230316, $18.99, HC, 30pp,

Black Bear Goes to Washington is based on the real adventures of Black Bear, a sled dog who spent 11 years in a remote part of Alaska along the Yukon River. Learn about this endearing sled dog's life in the Alaskan bush and her journey of discovery after she arrives in Washington. Through a unique style of illustration, readers are immersed in the world of Black Bear as she adjusts to her new world. The book inspires teamwork and cooperation and introduces young minds to the concept of adapting to change and new experiences. Through the voice of Black Bear, the story conveys the essence of sled dog life in Alaska and lightheartedly suggests that we could all learn a little something from some old sled dogs. A thoroughly charming picture book story that will have a very special appeal for children ages 5-8, "Black Bear Goes to Washington" is an especially recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library Pets/Wildlife picture book collections for young readers.
Featured in the Midwest Book Review.

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