I highly recommend this book for history buffs and anyone wanting to know more about Alaska’s heritage.
Anyone who thinks that history is dry, dead and boring should give this work a try and they’ll be quite pleasantly surprised. Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume One: Bringing Alaska’s History Alive is an enthralling adventure and is highly recommended.
If you like reading historical novels, then you will appreciate these fascinating tales and rich heritage of Alaska … Laurel Downing Bill did a remarkable job writing this book and illustrating it with hundreds of historical photographs.
Laurel Bill has a way with words that made me want to keep on reading and makes me want to read the other books in the series. The amazing photographs were a wonderful addition and made the stories seem even more real. Praise to Laurel Bill for a fantastic journey, one I want to continue.
I love the format that Laurel Downing Bill uses to tell the history of Alaska. I learned so much in reading this book and I truly never knew just how rich a history Alaska had and the stories are so nicely told…. If you want to know something about beautiful rugged Alaska, give this one a try; you will enjoy it.
Laurel Bill has shared the contents of her inherited trunk, belonging to her Aunt Phil, making it a treasure chest to behold! We visited magnificent Alaska for the first time in 2007. It was in Anchorage at the outdoor market that we purchased from Laurel the first book in the Aunt Phil series. The rich […]
Hello from Iowa.I bought vol 1;2 and 3 of aunt phils trunk on june 4 2011 at the outdoor market in Anchorage. Laurel signed each vol. To the kramer grandchildren,I hope you enjoy this journey into alaska as past then signed and dated.We really enjoyed the journey through all 3 vol.We all learned so much. […]
I have read the first four and am eagerly awaiting the next one! I was born and raised in Alaska, and I just wish these books had been available when I was in school. Fascinating information and great pictures!
Have soooo enjoyed reading the series, Aunt Phil’s Trunk. Well done … I will be reading them again!
I think ‘Aunt Phil’s Trunk’ is a great source of information about Alaska. It is written in a way that is easily understood and all the pictures make me want to travel to Alaska.
I found the ‘Aunt Phil’s Trunk’ books extremely interesting and factual. And very easy to read. I have recommended the series to many of my friends.
I have enjoyed all these immensely—but then I love adventure. Congrats on such wonderful, mind stimulating reading—just the right mix of pics and words — in short stories. The stories are as big and satisfying as AK-itself.
Hello Laurel, I received the books today! Thank you, and I am enjoying reading the first book, which I took home with me, and it is so interesting, keeps me spellbound!! Thanks again!
These are the first books I’ve read in years and couldn’t put them down once I started!