For twenty years, Vanasse lived in Fairbanks, famous for 21 hours of sunlight on the summer solstice. The midnight sun baseball game, the costumed marathon, the downtown festival, and, of course the children staying up well past midnight inspired her to write this literary celebration of the solstice.Buy It
“A good wind-down bedtime choice for children who have decided they can’t (or won’t) sleep.” ~ School Library Journal
“Expressive, stylized paintings offer sweeping views of the Alaskan landscape…(where) summer brings many nights when the sun never sets, and summer solstice is a time for celebration.” ~Booklist
When the midnight sun is shining, people and animals stay active even at night. This sweet poetic narrative, illustrated by award-winner Jeremiah Trammell, showcases the many pleasures of this unique time as a little girl dances, fishes, plays games, watches moose and fox, and communes with family and nature.