[BOOK] Sweet Home Alaska by Carole Estby Dagg – nikeshoxoutlet.us
Ets bobbed tooThey are in short putting forth information they hold about Alaska Native homes and foods and they re rejecting it That passage tells us that although Dabb chose not to create Native people for her characters to interact with she didn t leave Native peoples out altogether She introduced stereotypes but left them intact That was an opportunity for her to push back on them but she didn t Indeed if she d had Native peoples in mind as she developed this book she could have created Native characters who could in fact push back on the information that Cally and Polly have in their heads What she did do is have Trip s dad say that they re not going to the Arctic Circle and that the Matanuska Valley is much like northern Wisconsin This I assume is sufficient to tell the girls that they won t be living in an igloo or ating whale blubber but it leaves xotic ideas about Alaska Natives intactActually getting to Alaska means getting there by ship As they re boarding someone sings a song Trip recognizes but they change the lyrics p 44Terpsichore recognized the tune It was Gene Autry s version of Springtime in the Rockies but they had changed the words Terpsichore laughed along with the crowd at the new words When it s springtime in Alaska and it s ninety nine below Where the berries grow like pumpkins and a cabbage fills a truck We want to make a new start somewhere without delay So here we are Alaska AND WE HAVE COME TO STAY Curious about the song I looked it up and so far didn t find those lyrics The first
Line Is Easy To is asy to but the rest I think is Dabb s own writing Reading the words we have come to stay may seem jovial and innocuous to some but to me they re pretty aggressive Music is a big part of Sweet Home Alaska The family has a tough go of it once they re there but at the No Respect end they sing Home Sweet Home They re there to stay Again this may seem innocuous butnding with that song tells readers that indeed they were there TO STAYThough a lot of people are going to love Dabb s book and its The Spirituality Revolution echoes of Little House I think it is worse than Little House because it was written in the last few years Dabb sditor is Nancy Paulsen The creation publication and marketing of Sweet Home Alaska tells us that writers like Dabb and ditors like
Nancy Paulsen have a long way to goReview is from my website It was magic Alaska magic Paulsen have a long way to goReview is from my website It was magic Alaska magic huge pumpkins kids starting libraries taking a family to the Alaska frontier and adventures that take place during the Great Depression Fans of The Little House on the Prairie books will njoy this sweet story as well Megan G If you ve Economies and Cultures ever reread Laura Ingalls Wilder s books as an adult and wondered about outhouses washing diapers the practicalities of cooking and whether it was really as nice as it sounds this charming story of a young girl trying to make a success of the pioneer life in Alaska will do the trickI started it in thevening and stayed up late to finish Just as she did in her first historical novel for young people THE YEAR WE WERE FAMOUS author Carole Estby Dagg combines authentic historical detail with strong ngaging characters adventurous situations and touches of engaging characters adventurous situations and touches of in all the right places Readers of SWEET HOME ALASKA will fall in love with smart gutsy heroine Terpsichore as she and her family xperience the rigors of life in an untamed wilderness. Es with her can do attitude she starts making things happen to make Alaska seem like home Soon she and her family are able to start settling in and Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, enjoying their new surroundingsveryone Structure Of The Nucleus except her mother that is So in order to stay Terpsichore hatches a plan to convince her that it’s a wonderful and civilized place to live a plan that’s going to take all the lovenergy and Farmer Boy expertise Terpsichore can muste.
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from the books Anytime I see pioneering used to describe stories like this I wonder about the people whose lands were being made available to those pioneersIn her author s note Dagg writes p 290A notable omission in accounts I read of the Palmer Colony was reference to the people who were in Alaska for thousands of years before the colonists the various Eskimo Aleut Athabaskan and other Indian tribes Since I married into a part Native family I was concerned about this omission but finally decided not to create contacts with Native peoples if the colonists themselves did not mention them However I hope as many readers as possible will visit the Anchorage Museum to learn about the original colonists of AlaskaI m curious about the part Native family Are the people she s referring to as part Native citizens of their tribal nation Generally used part Native means that someone in your ancestry was or is a Native person from a specific tribal nation uite often though people who use part Native aren t aware that stating a Native identity goes hand in hand with being a citizen of that nation This citizenship is not about being part Native If you re a tribal citizen youup from the
Re A Tribal Citizena tribal citizen m uneasy with the phrase the original colonists of Alaska Alaska Natives were not original colonists They are the first peoples of that land Their homelands were colonized in this case by the families who were part of this federal project I anticipate some people will think that I m being hypercritical in pointing to original colonists as problematic but it is important that we pay attention to words and what they convey If we were to accept Dagg s description of Aleut Athabaskan and other Indian tribes as original colonists we start down a slope that says it wasn t their homeland from the start That it belonged to nobody and therefore any rights they have to that land can be dismissedAnd Dagg s suggestion that readers visit the Anchorage Museum It makes me wonder
IF SHE HAD NATIVE READERS IN MIND SHE WASshe had Native readers in mind She was thinking of white kidsAn appropriate aside Not long ago I read a spot on comic by Ricardo Cat of Kewa Santo Domingo Pueblo He has been doing Without Reservations for several years The one I m thinking of is of a Native kid in a museum asking something like what kind of a field trip is this We have all this stuff at home Biting and brilliant tooBack to Dagg s bookWho were the pioneers involved with the Palmer Project People who were living in Michigan Wisconsin and Minnesota in 1934 The Palmer Museum has this infoTo be chosen from the states of Michigan Wisconsin and Minnesota only honest to God farmers couples between the ages of 25 and 40 with Scandinavian backgrounds would be considered In First Anthology exchange for a 3000 30 year loanach family would be given a 40 acre tract of land a house a barn a well and an out building Those families that chose tracts with poor soil conditions and hilly landscape were given 80 acres In all 203 families were chosen for the colonyDagg s character Trip short for Terpsichore and her family are one of those families When Dagg and her sisters learn about the plan to move there here s what they say p 5 I m not living in an igloo That was Cally shaking her head in horror which made her ringlets bob I m not ating whale blubber That was Polly Her ringl. Re’s father signs up for President Roosevelt’s Palmer Colony project uprooting them from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska Their new home is a bit of a shock it’s a town still under construction in the middle of the wilderness where the residents live in tents and share a community outhouse But Terpsichore’s not about to let first impressions get in the way of this grand adventure Tackling its many uniue challeng. .
A perfectly timed audiobook with my 11 year old since we just covered The Great Depression and FDR s New Deal in our history lessons We both love love loved it You can t help but fall in love with Terpsichore Terp sick oree for those who don t listen to the audio but listen if you
CAN AS SUSAN DENAKER IS AN OUTSTANDING NARRATOR ANDas Susan Denaker is an outstanding narrator and can do make it happen pioneer spirit Maybe best described as Little House meets The Penderwicks set in 1930 s Alaska this story of simple family life with fun adventure has wormed its way into our hearts and left the two of us with the very best kind of book hangover My children all loved this fun pioneer story I highly recommend this book to lementary school kids specially if
enjoyed books Little House on the Prairie or Caddie Woodlawn Update read aloud to the kids this spring and they all adored it Excellent as a read aloud and I was delighted by the family just as much the second time around Original reviewWell this was a surprising delight My 8 year old picked it up at the library and we both loved it We loved Terpischore s can do spirit Science, Technology and Culture especially raising her Laura and Almanzo pumpkins the family dynamics the pioneer spirit of the settlers and the friendships with Mendel and Gloria While including plenty of details of how challenging it was the book made me want to move out to the wilderness like the Johnsons I also appreciated the realistic view of the CCC s ineptitude The book felt well researched but the story was charmingnough that my daughter didn t The Road to Einsteins Relativity even realize she was learning history while she read Fans of pioneer historical fiction like Caddie Woodlawn and the Little House on the Prairie series will get a kick out of this story about the Alaskan pioneering community of Palmer When the mill her father is the bookkeeper for closes down Terpsichore Johnson and her family decide to participate in President Roosevelt s homesteading program in Alaska Terpsichore or Trip as she s sometimes called isxcited to follow in the footsteps of her favorite author Laura Ingalls Wilder Terpsichore puts her heart and soul into the Black Boy experiment organizing a lending library and using her gardening know how to raise an over 200 pound pumpkin Dagg s research and inclusion of details about the Palmerxperiment gives the narrative authenticity Digital ARC from NetGalley 35 Stars This is a mixture of Anne of Green Gables and Little House on the Prairie but in Alaska in the 1930 s Cute story but not uite as Nighttime Sweethearts endearing as the stories that inspired it Popsugar Challenge 2020 A book you picked because the title caught your attention Terpsichore and her family move from Wisconsin to a new planned homesteading community in Alaska during the Great Depression where they have to build their house grow food and learn to can salmon Based on the real Palmer Alaska a homesteading community that was started by FDR s administration in the 1930 s this has the daily details that made Wilder s Little House series so fascinating The third person historical fiction tale is memorable and light hearted and perfect for 4th through 8th graders learning about America s past The author s note at thend Maternity Bride (Silhouette Desire explains that none of the first person accounts or research material mentions any interaction between the newcomers and the indigenous people so the author did not include any Anntertaini. This Safe in My Arms exciting pioneering story based on actualvents introduces readers to a fascinating chapter in American history when FDR set up a New Deal colony in Alaska to give loans and land to families struggling during the Great Depression Terpsichore can’t wait to follow in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s footsteps now she just has to convince her mom It’s 1934 and times are tough for their family To make a fresh start Terpsicho.you njoyed books