Written by the students of Nenana City Public Schools in Nenana, Alaska, this book contains personal essays that range from growing up in the cities of Alaska all the way to living in the Bush. There are tales about Hairy Men, descriptions of Stickdance, scenes from Fish Camp, mushing dogs down the treacherous trails, and the adventures of using snowmachines in the frigid winter weather. The essays are honest and heartfelt from students who have lived and experienced Alaska. The authors themselves are very diversified, as some have been in the state a handful of years, while others have had ancestors here since the beginning of recorded history. Each composition demonstrates a different view of a land that has been stereotyped and fictionalized by Hollywood and by paperback writers. If you want to know the truth about living up north, look no further. Alaskan Stories by a Little School Up North is your book!
A compilation of student writings, both fact and fiction, from Nenana High School. Each essay demonstrates a unique view of Alaska from the eyes of those who have grown up and lived there.