"Close your eyes, my little one. Close your eyes."
So begins the tale of an Inuit mother whose gentle words take her sleepy child on a journey through the Arctic. Her vivid descriptions prompt the child to imagine that he is part of every scene. As the seasons change, he experiences the grandeur of this vast region before falling quietly asleep, surrounded by many of the animals he encountered along the way.
Marty Husted's warm color pencil and watercolor illustrations enfold young readers and listeners in velvet comfort. The cold of the frozen north becomes a warm story to send young readers off to sleep with pleasant dreams.
Look Inside the Book:
Author & Illustrator Bios:Carole Gerber, author
Carole Gerber is the author of many books for children, including Leaf Jumpers, Winter Trees, and Arctic Dreams. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.
Read more about Carole Gerber.
Marty Husted, illustrator
Among Marty's children's books are Hush: A Gaelic Lullaby and Arctic Dreams. Marty lives in Columbus, Ohio.
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Awards & Honors:
- Great Lakes Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists
Page count: 32
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