AN ESKIMO BIRTHDAY by Tom D. Robinson

AN ESKIMO BIRTHDAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

At the beginning when Eeka waits impatiently for school to let out on her birthday and worries that her father won't be able to trap the fox needed to trim her new parka, you can predict her deepening disappointment at the party later and then--just as she's ready to rush off in tears--her joy upon receiving the fox after all (a gift, as it happens, from her grandfather). Not much then in the way of a story, but both the author who has lived in Alaska and the illustrator who has visited there give a true and aptly detailed picture, even to the photo of JFK on the bedroom shelf, of today's Eskimos and the state of cultural transition that makes their lifestyle unique.

Pub Date: April 14th, 1975
Page count: 39pp
Publisher: Dodd, Mead