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A Northern Christmas

A Northern Christmas

Why a Booktrail?

1918: A man spends Christmas in a log cabin with his son

  • ISBN: 978-0819563620
  • Genre: Biography/memoirs

What you need to know before your trail

First published in 1941, A Northern Christmas is Rockwell Kent’s uplifting account of the 1918 Christmas he spent with his 9-year old son in a one-room, moss-caulked log cabin on a remote Alaskan Island. Published here in its original format, with Kent’s striking illustrations, this charming keepsake edition is sure to delight a new generation of readers.

Travel Guide

Fox Island

Fox Island is situated in  Washington state n Puget Sound approximately 5 miles from Gig Harbo

“As Christmas approaches on Fox Island, Kent choreographs his own dance, teaches the steps to his son and Olson, and even provides the music with his flute”

“The artist, his son, and the old man brighten the winter darkness with  a candle-lit tree, hang spruce and hemlock boughs for decorations, make do with homemade and improvised gifts, and cook up a Christmas feast announced with hand[printed menus. He has again fulfilled a life-long goal by creating his culture rather than being created by it.”

Streetview Maps

A) USA - Fox Island/Puget Sound
B) USA - Fox Island - Island Boulevard

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  A Northern Christmas

Destination: Fox Island, Alaska  Author/Guide: Rockwell Kent  Departure Time: 1918

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