Kai is curious.
She knows what the Northwoods look like through her own eyes . . .
But what do the woods look like from the tips of treetops or from the great lake's shore?
Join one very brave young girl as she travels deep into the Northwoods, meets all sorts of kind creatures, and dares to see her world from different perspectives.
Author Tove Conway grew up on a prairie preserve in Iowa surrounded by native wildflowers, buzzing bees, burly oaks, and hooting owls. In the forests of tallgrass, she learned to listen to the earth's many voices. During her college career, Tove lived in Minnesota where she decided to study what felt like home: literature and the environment. She is now on track to receive her PhD in literature from the University of Iowa. From the prairies to the Northwoods, Tove seeks adventure and longs to tell the stories and splendors of nature for all its keen listeners — both young and wise. When she's not writing, you might find Tove gardening, practicing yoga, walking her dachshund, or laughing with her family.
Illustrator Kari Vick was raised high upon a bluff in Red Wing, Minnesota, overlooking the Mississippi River. She paddled the backwaters amidst heron rookeries with her future husband, Jim. In 1985, they moved north and raised two daughters in a little house on the shore of Lake Superior, with the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for a backyard. Over forty years of wilderness adventures ensued: camping, canoeing, hiking, skiing, fishing, foraging, and maple syruping to name just a few. Whether working in her garden or studio, Kari listens for stories told by ravens and mushrooms and captures them in her paintings.