If you love history and Alaska or are even just curious about either topic, this book will interest you. The layout and format with the short and enjoyable stories make it easy to read and take in the information so you never get bored. I highly recommend this one.
I’ve had a grand time reading this series, and the armchair adventurer in me especially enjoyed this volume. It’s highly recommended.
Bill’s strength from the very beginning of this collection has been in giving history a voice. Rather than dry accounts of historical fact, her collection brings historical moments to life. … Laurel Downing Bill has provided an enjoyable and exciting account of Alaskan history. I highly recommend Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume 3 and the rest of her collection.
Amazingly written, Laurel Bill has a way of grabbing the reader’s attention and holding on fast! Still loving those photographs and learning so much as I read. This is better than a history lesson in a classroom any day of the week and I can’t wait to get my hands on Volume 4.
The author wrote well and entertained me with historical stories and anecdotes of the country’s development.
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.
These are the first books I’ve read in years and couldn’t put them down once I started!