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Orcas around me my Alaskan summer by Debra Page

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Published by Albert Whitman & Co. in Morton Grove, Ill .
Written in English



  • Alaska,
  • Alaska.


  • Salmon fishing -- Alaska -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Killer whale -- Alaska -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Salmon fishing.,
  • Family life -- Alaska.

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A young boy describes his summers spent fishing for salmon with his parents and younger brother off the southeastern coast of Alaska.

Edition Notes

Other titlesMy Alaskan summer
Statementwritten by Debra Page ; illustrated by Leslie W. Bowman.
ContributionsBowman, Leslie W., ill.
LC ClassificationsSH684 .P34 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL815109M
ISBN 100807561371
LC Control Number95052647

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