for The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service and Ted Harrison
"There are strange things done/in the midnight sun/By the men who moil for gold;/The Arctic trails have their secret tales/that would make your blood run cold;/The Northern Lights/have seen queer sights,/But the queerest they ever did see/was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge/I cremated Sam McGee." A famous Yukon poet's humorous poem is introduced to a new generation in a handsome 12¼"x 9¼" edition illustrated on every page with full-color art by Yukon artist Ted Harrison. Notes about the details of Harrison's striking, vibrant images also appear on every double spread. (Age 7 and older)
CCBC Choices 1987 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987. Used with permission.
Constantly suffering from the cold, Sam makes his companion on the Arctic trail promise to cremate him when he dies, which the companion does--to his great surprise.
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