February 21, 2020
Friends, teachers, scientists, artists, authors, illustrators, and families. Join us for
a launch party of the children’s book Anna Across the Arctic.
Tuesday, March 3rd at Georgia Blue Gallery, 5:30-7 PM, 3555 Arctic Blvd, Anchorage, 99503.
Alaskan co-authors Liz O’Connell and Arin Underwood, illustrated by Arin Underwood, present an Arctic science story about a four-pound blue morph fox tracked by a satellite collar, in the longest, fastest fox journey ever recorded. The surprising distance and speed of the small fox generated news internationally in July last year:
Scientists “speechless” after fox makes 2,176 mile 76-day trek from Norway to Canada.
CBS News by Caitlin O’Kane
Arctic fox amazes scientists with 2,000 mile trek in 76 days.
CNN by Jack Guy
Arin was completing her graduate degree at the University of Tromsø, Norway, when the story broke. Her interactions with the research scientists, Eva Fuglei and Arnaud Tarroux, allowed us to include first-hand accounts and to cooperatively share this story.
Liz O’Connell chose to make this book an Alaskan product. The Alaska talent collaboration includes artwork scans by Digital Blueprint, printing by Color Art Printing, and Carleen Dawn, an Alaskan trekking layout artist. Both Arin and Liz are undergraduates from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Their collaborative interest in the Arctic blend well to tell this story. This is an approved Made in Alaska product.
We chose March 3rd as our launch day because the World Wildlife Foundation is celebrating World Wildlife Day at the United Nations. With the theme of Sustaining All Life on Earth, the UN World Wildlife Day is a global celebration of the beautiful and richly diverse forms of wild animals and plants on our planet. We believe Anna Across the Arctic depicts these sentiments in our book.
More Information? Contact Liz O’Connell, [email protected], 907 202-6133