More than a book!
Complimentary SOUND TRACK | COLORING BOOK| HIKE |LESSON PLANS
Under full Alaska moon, a totem pole comes to life. Grizzly, Beaver, Frog, and Raven scratch, stretch, and become free at last. But when the first hint of dawn appears on the horizon, the totems have to reassemble in the proper order before morning, and each covets the place on top. A tale of cooperation and remembrance.
Vanasse’s engagement with Alaska Native culture began when she taught school in Bush Alaska. Her son, given the “Eskimo name” of Tuluksak elder John M. Alexie, learned Yup’ik at the same time he learned English.
A modern folktale, lavishly illustrated by Erik Brooks.
Totem Tales has its own sound track!
Each song is a theme for one of the animal characters in Totem Tale. Click on a song. Spring, LEAP, twirl, SLAP, swoop, and Wriggle to your heart’s content! Try to guess which animal goes with each song.
Written and performed by Terry Hunt at Mountain Sound Digital Media for a theatrical production by the Methow Valley Community School. Terry hopes to inspire you to create your own totem dances as you explore Vanasse’s book.