Year Published: 2002
Written by: Clifton L. Taulbert
Illustrated by: E.B. Lewis
Sleds pulled by dogs and houses made of snow? The Arctic seems like a wonderful place to live! Little Cliff can’t wait to run home to tell Mama Pearl and Poppa Joe his great idea of visiting the land of ice. As he waits for Poppa Joe to come home, Little Cliff gathers the Chinaberries he will give to the kids he’ll meet there. What a day he and Poppa Joe will have when they drive from Glen Allen, Mississippi, all the way to the Arctic.
Of course Poppa Joe knows that the Arctic is much too far away. But he finds an ingenious way to bring the Arctic to Little Cliff.
Clifton L. Taulbert’s Heartwarming story and E. B. Lewis’s exquisite, light-filled paintings perfectly capture a child’s perception of the world, one that readers will delight in visiting again and again.