NW books | Growing up on Tulalip Reservation; ‘Pig War’
Books of Seattle-area interest: “Tulalip, From My Heart,” “The Pig War” in paperback, “Larry Gets Lost in Prehistoric Times” and “Why Do I Sing.”
“Tulalip, From My Heart” by Harriette Shelton Dover (University of Washington Press, $50). In this hardcover book, Dover describes her life growing up on the Tulalip Reservation. She highlights the troubles the Tulalip Tribes encountered as they resettled, moving from their villages to the bayside reservation. Once there, the tribes faced hunger, poverty and persecution. Dover, born on the reservation in 1904, was the first Indian woman to serve on the Tulalip Board of Directors.
“The Pig War” by Mike Vouri (Discover Your Northwest, $18.95). New in paperback: Vouri tells the story of a sequence of events in the San Juans during 1859, when a shot pig almost led to war between Great Britain and the U.S. This new edition includes additional photos, maps and illustrations. Vouri is the chief of interpretation and a historian for the San Juan Island National Historic Park. He lives on San Juan Island.
“Larry Gets Lost in Prehistoric Times: From Dinosaurs to the Stone Age” by Andrew Fox and John Skewes, illustrated by Skewes (Sasquatch, $16.99). For ages 4-9: Larry, a dog who famously got lost in Seattle, now time-travels to learn about dinosaurs, woolly mammoths and Homo sapiens in this picture book. Both authors live in Seattle.
“Why Do I Sing: Animal Songs of the Pacific Northwest” by Jennifer Blomgren, illustrated by Andrea Gabriel (Sasquatch, $16.99). For ages 4-8: With rhyming verse and beautiful paintings, the book celebrates the Northwest’s noisy natural inhabitants, from the “long, low voices” of fin whales to the bugles of a Roosevelt bull elk. Blomgren lives in Port Townsend and Gabriel lives in Bellingham.