Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Watch out for mouseholes", Elena warns her younger sister as they enjoy a warm day out on the tundra. "You know what happened last Christmas!" But Lissie says, "Tell me". So using a technique that has been passed down among her people for generations, Elena takes out her storyknife and starts scratching lines in the soft brown earth. This modern Yup'ik Eskimo girl's endearing tale about the Christmas misadventures of well-traveled Tundra Mouse is told in three winning ways: in a spirited read-aloud text, in traditional storyknife drawings, and in richly detailed and warmly realistic artwork. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Using a traditional technique called storyknifing, two Yupik Eskimo sisters share a story about the mice that made a nest out of tinsel from the Christmas tree.
From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3. A multilayered but often confusing tale within a tale. Older sister Elena repeats a family holiday story to her little sister, Lissie, using words, sounds, and "storyknifing," described in the book's foreword as a Yup'ik Eskimo technique of drawing pictures while telling a story. Elena recounts how Tundra Mouse is accidentally picked up in Grandmother's gunnysack and taken into the house, where she meets the House Mouse, who takes her into his own nest. When a huge, sparkling spruce tree appears, the two mice spend the nights before Christmas spiriting away the tinsel and ornaments. By Christmas morning, the tree is bare. Grandmother explains the disappearing decorations as the work of the cingssiiks, tiny, magical people. When a pipe bursts and drives the mice back into the fields, they build a nest for their new family with the tinsel, which the girls discover out in the fields one day. Although this picture book celebrates family tradition and the pleasure taken in a story remembered, lapses in logic, unexplained elements, and amazing coincidences, along with Lissie's interruptions and interjections, overwhelm the narrative. The expertly rendered, colored-pencil illustrations have a scratchboard look; the brown paper that surrounds each one shows the small storyknife figures and gives the story a rustic air. A package with many appealing elements, but they don't come together to create a satisfying whole.
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Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books, 1997. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Acceptable. X-library / School book Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001270514
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books. Library Binding. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2749042642
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0531330478I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0531330478I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books, New York, 1997. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Good. No Jacket. S. D. Schindler (illustrator). 1st. 10 x 9. Color illust on cover. Using a traditional technique called storykniffing, two Yup'ik Eskimo sisters share a story about the mice that made a nest out of tinsel from the Christmas tree. Color illust. Usual library markings. Some shelf wear to covers and spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 130462B
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books, NY, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good +. No Jacket. Schindler, S.D. (illustrator). First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Tight bright exlib w/stickers on rear cover. Tips rubbed but not severely. All pages present, no pocket or evidence of ever having had one. Natural history of a mouse. 32pp. Using a traditional technique called storyknifing, two Yupik Eskimo sisters share a story about the mice that made a nest out of tinsel from the Christmas tree. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40954
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books, 1997. Library Binding. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0531330478
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97805313304701.0
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books, 1997. No binding. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-228-87-8457508
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books, 1997. No binding. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HH-228-87-8457508