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What a fortunate pairing of author and artist—both Susan Ewing and Evon Zerbetz have a terrific sense of humor about Alaska wildlife. This book is just plain fun.

Alaska magazine

Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears

Art by Evon Zerbetz      Poems by Susan Ewing     

Hardbound $16.95

Softcover $10.95

Published by Octopoda Press, 2012

Susan Ewing finds kid-pleasing peculiarities about the nature of northern animals in her doggerel verse. Fifteen featured animals include sea otter, moose, bear, snowshoe hare, salmon, dragonfly, eagle, wolf, frog, walrus, humpback whale, octopus, caribou, flying squirrel, and raven.

Lucky Hares has been praised as a fun introduction to poetry for kids, as well as for adults learning English. Naturalists in Alaska use it as an entertaining teaching guide to introduce Alaskan animals.

 Ewing homes in on kid-pleasing peculiarities [and] Zerbetz’s eye-grabbing illustrations raise the energy level with their dynamic lines and vibrant composition.

                                               —Publisher’s Weekly

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Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears is are available in small editions! 

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