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Children's Fiction Birds

Arctic Sky

by (author) Vladyana Krykorka

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2011
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
    List Price

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: k


Vladyana Krykorka brings the arctic world to life with her signature illustration style. This board book focuses on a particular aspect of arctic wildlife—often showing a mother with her young—and pairs lovely watercolor paintings with simple and expressive language. Arctic Sky introduces young readers to birds, such as swooping owls and graceful, gliding swans.

Young readers will love the innovative, sturdy fold-out format, which allows the books to be read over and over or to be hung on a wall as standalone pieces of art. Also available in a boxed set along with the other two books in the series.

Boxed set $17.95 978-1-55451-345-1

About the author

Vladyana Krykorka has illustrated and designed over 30 books for children. Her work has received numerous awards, including the Toronto Public Library’s recognition of Baseball Bats for Christmas as one of the 100 best children’s books of all time. In the last two years she has conducted art workshops in several Quebec Arctic communities, working with Inuit teachers in the creation of their own books and class materials, as well as textile printmaking techniques.

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Editorial Reviews

“... takes the subtle shades of the Arctic land and sky and exaggerates them in glorious technicolour effect. The pairs of animals are engaging and the scenes are full of movement.”—CM Reviews, 02/12

“The long line of animals when the book is fully open is beautiful, filled with color and creatures.”—, 10/24/11

“The landscape and wildlife of the North are beautifully captured in this three board book set.”—Resource Links, 12/11

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