Wolf Song by Mary Bevis Wolf Song by Mary Bevis








Wolf Song by Mary Bevis

#9780979420210. By Ely, MN author Mary Bevis, illustrated by Ely, MN artist and author Consie Powell. All summer Nell has been looking forward to an evening of howling for wolves with Uncle Walter. Now that the time is here, she's a little anxious. But the starry sky soon soothes her fears, and the evening unfolds with all the satisfaction of a wonder-full wilderness experience as Nell learns to howl "like one of the pack." On each page the colorful scratchboard illustrations tell two stories—that of Nell and Uncle Walter, and that of a wolf pack at its August rendezvous site. The illustations accurately depict wolf pack behavior and communication. Children will enjoy finding the other nocturnal northwoods animals pictured—loons, beaver, and a flying squirrel, and will easily identify with Nell's excitement and apprehension. A non-fiction section at the back of the book provides facts about timber wolves, their pack structure, and how to go on a howling expedition if you are in an area where wolves live. Acid-free. top quality paper. Sturdy. durable bindings. Laminated covers that wipe clean easily. Full color. 10" x 8". 32 pages. Ages 5-10. $12.95

Someone Walks By Someone Walks By





Someone Walks By

#9780980104561. Story and Illustrations by Ely, MN author Polly Carlson-Voiles. Someone is walking through the north woods in winter. Readers can see the tracks in each detailed depiction of winter habitat, but they don't discover the wolf joining her mate until the last pages. On the way, they see frozen wood frogs, a bear in her den with her newborn cubs, sleepy chipmunks, fish and otters swimming under the ice, owl hunting and hare hiding, and many other creatures surviving and even thriving in the cold, snowy winter environment. The artwork in this book is created from intricately cut and torn colored paper with watercolor and ink detailing. It has been so carefully reproduced that the reader will feel like they are holding the original art in their hands. Children will enjoy finding the many animals on each page. A glossary defines different types of snow and other winter terminology. 32 pages. Ages 5–10. Full Color. 10" x 8" $12.95

Leave Only Ripples Leave Only Ripples




Leave Only Ripples

#0967705797. A Canoe Country Sketchbook by Ely, MN author and illustrator Consie Powell. Winner of the 2005 John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award and the 2006 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award for Children's Literature. A family canoe trip into the Border Country lakes of northern Minnesota and western Ontario is vividly depicted with woodblocks, sketches, and prose. Each page presents a new aspect of the Canoe Country's human and natural history, blended with a typical summer day of paddling, portaging and camping. Learn the names and behaviors of many of the plants and animals encountered in northern lakes and forests. Although this trip takes the reader into the wilderness of northern Minnesota, the camp activities, wildlife and scenery could be part of a wilderness trip in Maine, the Adirondacks, Algonquin Park, or many other places up north. Printed on archival quality paper. Side-sewn, durable binding. Hardcover. Full color. 8" x 10". 32 pages. Ages 5-12 & Adult $9.95

Up North Up North

Up North

#0-938586-09-2. By Sam Cook. Up North is Sam's whimsical recollections of the north woods, and will make you want to pack up your car and head Up North. Paper. $13.95

I Saw A Moose Today I Saw A Moose Today


I Saw A Moose Today

#16163. By Ely, MN author Anne Stewart, illustrations by Brent Spink. The grown-ups are cleaning house and young Whims Wiggin is sent out in the yard to play. Imagine how delighted Whims is when animal playmates arrive, one after another. First a moose, then a loon, followed by a woodpecker, lynx, bear, caterpillar, bat, beaver and otters. Whims has an adventurous morning, and the reader just knows more animals will appear after lunch. Everything a child loves in a book is here — spunky animals, a child to identify with, the rhythm and rhyme of poems, and pictures in which there is something new to discover with each reading. There are fun big words, like “cacophonous” and “hibernate”, with a glossary in the back for advanced readers or parents and teachers. An information page on each animal gives facts even adults may not know, and raises questions that will create a “let’s find out” attitude in readers of all ages. Hardcover. 32 pages. Full Color. Ages 3-10. $18.95