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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume 3
    1912-1935

    $19.95

    Third Edition with easy-to-use grading system. Winner of 2019 Silver Medal in Education from Literary Classics International.

    ISBN 978-1-940479-24-8

    Critics and readers claim Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Three is a must-read for anyone interested in Alaska's history!

    Award-winning author Laurel Downing Bill has another winner in Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Three. This volume is filled with entertaining nonfiction short stories and hundreds of historical photographs that bring to life Alaska's history from 1912 to 1935. Appropriate for ages 9 to 99, this book is a delightful journey through Alaska's growing pains as a territory of the United States.

    Readers follow along as men with axes, hammers and mauls pound a path through the Last Frontier to lay railroad tracks that connect the deep-water port of Seward in the south to the territory’s interior town of Fairbanks in the north. Adventurers, aviators and farmers then blazed their own trails through Alaska’s wilderness.

    Did you know:
    • The Alaska Railroad spurred the birth of Alaska's largest town in 1915
    • Mushers and dog teams risked death to deliver life-saving diphtheria serum to Nome in 1925
    • Famous aviator Wiley post and Will Rogers crashed their plane and died near Barrow in 1935

    These and dozens more little-known stories fill the pages of Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Three.

    Bill has an extraordinary eye for the telling detail. She knows a good story when she hears it and knows how to tell it. Her history comes alive through her mastery of storytelling and close to 350 historical photographs.

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume 4
    1935-1960

    $19.95

    Third Edition with easy-to-use grading system. Winner of 2019 Silver Medal in Education from Literary Classics International.

    ISBN 978-1-940479-25-5

    Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Four is a must-read for anyone interested in Alaska's history!

    Award-winning author Laurel Downing Bill continues to bring Alaska history alive in the fourth volume of her Aunt Phil’s Trunk series. Following in the fast-paced and entertaining footsteps of the previous three volumes, Volume Four captures the essence of life in Alaska between 1935 and 1960.

    This book’s easy-to-read nonfiction short stories – along with more-than 350 historical photographs – highlight major events of World War II, the Cold War era and Alaska's struggle for statehood.

    Did you know:
    • The Japanese bombed and occupied two islands in the Aleutian Chain during WWII
    • The United States had a secret mission with Russia in Fairbanks
    • Eskimo Scouts volunteered to guard more than 2,000 miles of Alaska's coastline

    These and dozens more little-known stories fill the pages of Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Four.

    This collection of stories combine clear writing and plenty of details without getting bogged down in minutia. They include both the big stories and many lesser-known incidents. And they are densely illustrated with photographs showing what life was like in Alaska's earlier days.

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume 5
    1960-1984

    $19.95

    Second Edition with easy-to-use grading system. Winner of 2019 Silver Medal in Education from Literary Classics International.

    ISBN 978-1-940479-26-2

    This fifth book in the Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska history series highlights the first 25 years of statehood through short stories and hundreds of historical photographs. Not only did the optimistic citizens of the Great Land create a government from scratch in just a few years, they also dealt with many challenges. Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Five shares firsthand accounts of survivors who experienced the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and the devastating tsunamis that followed that 9.2 temblor. It also features stories about the discovery of “black gold” on the North Slope in the late 1960s, and how Alaska's Native people fought for their land and won the largest settlement ever granted Native Americans. That agreement cleared the way for oil companies to build an 800-mile pipeline through some of the most rugged and remote country in the world during the 1970s.

    Alaskans also learned that evil lurked under the midnight sun in the 1980s, as they ended the first 25 years of statehood with six mass murders.
    • Women in Anchorage became prey when a mild-mannered baker turned into a butcher.
    • Residents of Manley Hot Springs disappeared soon after a drifter arrived in their quiet town.
    • And several citizens of McCarthy died when a newcomer decided he wanted to destroy Alaska's oil pipeline.
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  • The Call of the Wild and Other Northland Stories

    $19.95

    Published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is an American literary treasure. Set in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon Territory during the 1890s’ Klondike gold rush, this fictional tale opens when Buck, a dog that is part St. Bernard and part Scotch shepherd, is kidnapped from his comfortable home in Northern California. He soon finds himself heading north where large, strong sled dogs are in high demand.

    Buck learns to adapt to the frozen, arctic land. Over time he loses the social skills he had as a prized pet of a California judge. Instead he learns to live by “the law of club and fang,” as he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs. By the end, he sheds the veneer of civilization and relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild.

    Other London stories set around the rush for gold in this book include: “To Build a Fire,” “To the Man on the Trail,” “The Men of Forty Mile,” “The Son of the Wolf” and several more.

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume 1 Student Workbook

    $19.95

    NEW! Third Edition – with easy-to-use Grading System – available August 2018!

    History curriculum up to 1900 – Early Native life to Klondike Gold Rush era

    ISBN 978-1-940479-32-3

    Aunt Phil’s Trunk curriculum that brings Alaska history alive!

    This curriculum, which includes student workbooks and teacher guides for each of the five books in the Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series, makes learning about Alaska history fun for students from grades 4 to 12.

    The easy-to-read short stories and hundreds of historical photographs in the series truly bring Alaska history alive. And the curriculum continues the fun with:
    • Comprehension questions
    • Map activities
    • Discussion ideas
    • Enrichment activities
    • Suggestions for additional history readings
    • Suggestions for links to more information
    • Fun puzzles that correspond to Unit lessons
      • Word Search Puzzles
      • Word Scramble Puzzles
      • Crossword Puzzles
    • Unit Reviews
    • Unit Tests

    All resources and activities are specifically designed for grades 4-12.

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume 2 Student Workbook

    $19.95

    NEW! Third Edition – with easy-to-use Grading System – available August 2018!

    History curriculum from 1900-1912 – Gold rushes, law and order, territorial days

    ISBN 978-1-940479-33-0

    Aunt Phil’s Trunk curriculum that brings Alaska history alive!

    This curriculum, which includes student workbooks and teacher guides for each of the five books in the Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series, makes learning about Alaska history fun for students from grades 4 to 12.

    The easy-to-read short stories and hundreds of historical photographs in the series truly bring Alaska history alive. And the curriculum continues the fun with:
    • Comprehension questions
    • Map activities
    • Discussion ideas
    • Enrichment activities
    • Suggestions for additional history readings
    • Suggestions for links to more information
    • Fun puzzles that correspond to Unit lessons
      • Word Search Puzzles
      • Word Scramble Puzzles
      • Crossword Puzzles
    • Unit Reviews
    • Unit Tests

    All resources and activities are specifically designed for grades 4-12.

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume 3 Student Workbook

    $19.95

    NEW! Third Edition – with easy-to-use Grading System – available August 2018!

    History curriculum from 1912-1935 – Territorial days to Matanuska Valley colonists

    ISBN 978-1-940479-34-7

    Aunt Phil’s Trunk curriculum that brings Alaska history alive!

    This curriculum, which includes student workbooks and teacher guides for each of the five books in the Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series, makes learning about Alaska history fun for students from grades 4 to 12.

    The easy-to-read short stories and hundreds of historical photographs in the series truly bring Alaska history alive. And the curriculum continues the fun with:
    • Comprehension questions
    • Map activities
    • Discussion ideas
    • Enrichment activities
    • Suggestions for additional history readings
    • Suggestions for links to more information
    • Fun puzzles that correspond to Unit lessons
      • Word Search Puzzles
      • Word Scramble Puzzles
      • Crossword Puzzles
    • Unit Reviews
    • Unit Tests

    All resources and activities are specifically designed for grades 4-12.

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume 4 Student Workbook

    $19.95

    NEW! Third Edition – with easy-to-use Grading System – available August 2018!

    History curriculum from 1935-1960 – WWII through Alaska’s struggle for statehood

    ISBN 978-1-940479-35-4

    Aunt Phil’s Trunk curriculum that brings Alaska history alive!

    This curriculum, which includes student workbooks and teacher guides for each of the five books in the Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series, makes learning about Alaska history fun for students from grades 4 to 12.

    The easy-to-read short stories and hundreds of historical photographs in the series truly bring Alaska history alive. And the curriculum continues the fun with:
    • Comprehension questions
    • Map activities
    • Discussion ideas
    • Enrichment activities
    • Suggestions for additional history readings
    • Suggestions for links to more information
    • Fun puzzles that correspond to Unit lessons
      • Word Search Puzzles
      • Word Scramble Puzzles
      • Crossword Puzzles
    • Unit Reviews
    • Unit Tests

    All resources and activities are specifically designed for grades 4-12.

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  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume 5 Student Wookbook

    $19.95

    NEW! Second Edition – with easy-to-use Grading System – available August 2018!

    History curriculum from 1960-1984 – First 25 years of statehood

    ISBN 978-1-940479-36-1

    Aunt Phil’s Trunk curriculum that brings Alaska history alive!

    This curriculum, which includes student workbooks and teacher guides for each of the five books in the Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series, makes learning about Alaska history fun for students from grades 4 to 12.

    The easy-to-read short stories and hundreds of historical photographs in the series truly bring Alaska history alive. And the curriculum continues the fun with:
    • Comprehension questions
    • Map activities
    • Discussion ideas
    • Enrichment activities
    • Suggestions for additional history readings
    • Suggestions for links to more information
    • Fun puzzles that correspond to Unit lessons
      • Word Search Puzzles
      • Word Scramble Puzzles
      • Crossword Puzzles
    • Unit Reviews
    • Unit Tests

    All resources and activities are specifically designed for grades 4-12.

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  • Call of the Wild Student Workbook

    $19.95

    Aunt Phil’s Trunk Proudly Presents
    The Call of the Wild and Other Northland Stories Curriculum that brings literature alive!

    Student Workbook
    This student workbook, along with accompanying book Aunt Phil’s Trunk Proudly Presents The Call of the Wild and Other Northland Stories by Jack London, makes reading and analyzing classic American Literature fun.

    Student Workbook contains:
    • Comprehension questions
    • Discussion questions
    • Key quotes to analyze
    • Themes to think about
    • Introduction to new vocabulary words
    • Vocabulary crossword puzzles

    Each lesson concludes with a writing exercise to encourage deeper interaction with the text, as well as expansion of creative writing skills.
    The lessons in this curriculum are specifically designed for grades 9 or 10.

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  • Spell of the Yukon Student Workbook

    $19.95

    Aunt Phil’s Trunk Proudly Presents
    The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses Curriculum that brings literature alive!

    Student Workbook
    This student workbook, along with accompanying book Aunt Phil’s Trunk Proudly Presents The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses by Robert Service, makes reading and analyzing classic poetry fun.

    Student Workbook contains:
    • Comprehension questions
    • Discussion questions
    • Key lines to analyze
    • Themes to think about
    • Introduction to various styles of poetry
    • Introduction to new vocabulary words
    • Vocabulary crossword puzzles

    Each lesson concludes with a writing exercise to encourage a deeper understanding of poems, as well as to explore self expression through poetry.
    The lessons in this curriculum are specifically designed for grades 9 or 10.

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  • Where The Sun Swings North

    $19.95

    Published in 1922, Where The Sun Swings North is the first novel written by Florence Barrett Willoughby, who many call Alaska’s first official author.

    This tale of adventure is a fictionalized account of her family’s real-life experience when stranded on Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska for 10 months in 1896-1897 when Willoughby was 10 years old. They may have had few provisions, but they had an intense will to live.

    The cast of characters in this story includes a heroine and her Irish husband, a younger lady pure of heart, a drunkard and a diabolical trader who wants the Irishman’s wife for his own. Add to this group the elements of Alaska’s wildland and unpredictable weather and you’ve got a tale of adventure you won’t soon forget.


    Reviews

    “It is so true to the country about which it is written that even an Alaskan can read it and enjoy it.” – The Pathfinder, May 1922

    “It breathes the real Alaskan spirit. It is interesting and clean, like the great out-of-doors in the Northland.” – Sitka Tribune, December 1922

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