Explore part of North America's rainforest--tongass! The huge temperate forest is the ancestral home of the Northwest Coast people, and it is the setting for this story about Lily, a Tlingit Indian girl who searches with her aunt for a shaykee, a special spruce tree. This beautiful book includes natural history information on ancient forest life as well as a cultural introduction to the Northwest Coast people. Ages 6 and up.
About Shelley Gill
SHELLEY GILL was the fifth woman to complete the Iditarod race. When she's not writing, Shelley travels to schools around the country where she covers a variety of topics--from whale watching to where her ideas come from. Gill was a founder and publisher of the Paws IV line of Alaskan children's books now owned by Sasquatch Books. The author lives in Homer, AK.
The Last American Rainforest: Tongass by Shelley Gill,Illustrations by Shannon Cartwright