The full-color photographs in this book, taken in 1997 in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, are gorgeous, but even more...

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A CHILD'S GLACIER BAY

The full-color photographs in this book, taken in 1997 in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, are gorgeous, but even more beguiling is the human scale brought forth by having Hannah, 13, and her brother, Ben, appear in many of the shots. Hannah tells about three weeks her family spent camping and kayaking and exploring Glacier Bay. To see both children calmly reading outside their bright yellow tent while Lamplugh Glacier ""creaks and moans beside us like a blue dragon with a belly ache"" is a spectacular image. There are sharp, clear photographs of wildlife, too: Hannah notes that the duck-like surf scoters are molting and their struggling wings sound like pages flipping in a book; her mom finds bear tracks. The professionalism of the elder Corrals' efforts combined with Hannah's youthful and enthusiastic voice will please and teach its rapt audience. Ben almost steals the show, however, as he waves to a cruise ship, plays his wooden flute, and finds a boreal toad amidst the blue and silver wildness.

Pub Date: June 1, 1998

ISBN: 0882405039

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Alaska Northwest

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1998