Synopses & Reviews
The intriguing theory of a land bridge linking Siberia and Alaska during the coldest pulsations of the Ice Ages had been much debated since the idea was first proposed in 1589. But proof of the land bridge-now named Beringia after eighteenth-century Danish explorer Vitus Bering-eluded scientists until an inquiring geologist named Dave Hopkins emerged from rural New England and set himself to the task of solving the mystery. This compelling blend of science, biography, and history follows the life story of the eclectic Hopkins as he solves this mystery-and creates an international stir that solidified his place in history. An account that is both thrilling and accessible, The Last Giant of Beringia is popular science writing at its best.
andquot;Dan Oandrsquo;Neillandrsquo;s Stubborn Gal is a terrific, true story that will surely delight both children and the adults who read it with them. The lively text delivers life lessons about independence, persistence, and grace with a light hand and good humor, and the illustrations by Klara Maisch are both beautiful and true to Alaska. Highly recommended.andquot;
andquot;The dogs must be in top condition . . . and the musher has to be TOUGH minded and COOL under pressure to just FINISH.and#160; But to WIN, well, thatandrsquo;s the great story of and#39;Stubborn Gal.and#39;andrdquo;
andquot;Stubborn Gal is a charming rugged tough Alaskan girl story, complete with determination, inspiration and spirited artwork.andquot;
A tale of science, adventure, and personality that evolves into a complete review of the history and knowledge of Beringia.... I recommend it to everyone. -The Times (London)
is the true story of a sixty-mile sled dog race and a young woman determined, if not exactly qualified, to run it. and#160;A grandfather tells his granddaughter about the tenacious Sarah and her adventure with sled dogs. The older Sarah, bored and alone one winter long ago, decides to enter her first sled dog race. After a few hilariously disastrous training runs, and discouraging advice from some local mushers, the big day comes. At the end of the race, Stubborn Sarah surprises everyone, including herself.
It is an inspiring story that shows that a lot of determinationandmdash;and a little luckandmdash;can go a long way.
About the Author
Dan Oandrsquo;Neill is the author of A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage along the Yukon River; The Last Giant of Beringia: The Mystery of the Bering Land Bridge; and The Firecracker Boys. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.Klara Maisch is a Fairbanks-born artist who learned to mush dogs at a young age.