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About the Author
Phyllis Root is the author of more than forty books, most of them picture books. She received a McKnight Fellowship for Lucia and the Light; Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble won a Minnesota Picture Book award; Big Momma Makes the World won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and Plant a Pocket of Prairie (Minnesota, 2014) won a John Burroughs Riverby Award. She lives in Minneapolis.
Beckie Prange is a biologist and printmaker who has illustrated two previous books, the Caldecott Honor winner Song of the Water Boatman and Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors. She lives in Ely, Minnesota.
Betsy Bowen has written and illustrated many children's books, including Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year; Helen Hoover's Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman (Minnesota, 2005); and Phyllis Root's Big Belching Bog (Minnesota, 2010) and Plant a Pocket of Prairie. She lives in Grand Marais, Minnesota.
"A bright, populous countdown for nature lovers, Midwestern or otherwise."--Kirkus Reviews
"Beautiful...one of the most elegant and appealing of the year."--Pioneer Press
"An excellent choice for both young and middle-grade classroom libraries."--Foreword
"A beautiful addition to the library of any child from the North."--Mpls. St. Paul Magazine
"Minnesota librarians should purchase multiple copies of this lovely interactive book. Others should follow suit."--School Library Journal
"One North Star is ever so much more than a 'counting' book. Its wood carvings and rich color illustrations pulled me into this wonderful poetic recounting that explores Minnesota's North Star country. Each page, rich in details, is a beauty to feast upon."--Books for the Curious Child
"A striking and awe-inspiring picture book that poetically counts the wonders of Minnesota's natural beauty and wildlife."--The Picture Book Review
"The University of Minnesota Press, publisher, has given children and adults another engaging, beautiful book to learn from and enjoy."--ReaderKidZ
"There's a lot of great natural history here for any curious child."--Anne E. G. Nydam
"Big, bold, and colorful."--St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Bowen collaborates with Beckie Prange to beautify this counting book with exquisite woodcut and watercolor illustrations bringing to life passages."--Cabin Living Magazine
"Though two artists share illustration duties ... the result is eye-catching and seamless."--Lake Superior Magazine