Resources for educators and libraries
Videos and images of the Arctic Terns from the book
Reviews on Amazon.com
- "This is a beautiful book, the photos are wonderful - the kind that must have required the author/photographer to have lots of patience, watching as the baby tern developed. The writing is delightful. So much about the arctic terns is explained so naturally, using dialogue between the mother and father birds and the baby. I am looking forward to being able to read it to my family's grandchildren. They will love it."
- "Growing up in Alaska" is a wonderful book for children and for adults too. The numerous photos of the baby Arctic tern are gorgeous, and the text is illuminating. The language is simple for children to understand, while adults will also learn a great deal. I highly recommend this book.
About the author & photographer
Constance Taylor is an amateur photographer who enjoys watching Alaska's birds and wildlife. She's a retired commercial salmon and shrimp fisherman. Currently she is a publisher, Fathom Publishing Company, and a web designer. You can view more of her Alaska photographs at FathomTwist.com. Read more about the author here.
About the cover illustrator
Ben O'Brien (aka Ben the Illustrator) is a commercial illustrator based in the UK, taking inspiration from nature, people and travel. You can enjoy his portfolio bentheillustrator.com or order art prints from his print store.
Publisher’s Cataloging-in-Publication data
Names: Taylor, Constance, author. | O’Brien, Ben, illustrator.
Title: Growing up in Alaska: a baby Arctic tern / Constance Taylor; illustrations by Ben the Illustrator; photographs by Constance Taylor.
Description: Anchorage, AK: Fathom Publishing Company, 2018.
Summary: A photographically illustrated story of a baby Arctic Tern growing up in Alaska, learning to eat, swim, preen and eventually fly.
Identifiers: ISBN 978-1-888215-75-5 (Hardcover) |
978-1-888215-76-2 (pbk.) | 978-1-888215-77-9 (ebook) | LCCN 2018945806
Subjects: LCSH Arctic tern--Juvenile literature. | Arctic tern--Migration--Juvenile literature. | Terns--Juvenile literature. | Wetlands--Alaska--Juvenile literature. | CYAC Arctic tern--Migration. | Terns. | Wetlands--Alaska. | BISAC JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds | NATURE / Animals / Birds
Classification: LCC QL696.C46 T39 2018 | DDC 598.3/38--dc23