Sunrise Summer

By Matthew Swanson ’97 and Robbi Behr ’97. Imprint Publishing, April 2021. Author Matthew Swanson and illustrator Robbi Behr team up again in this picture book for ages 4 to 7, a fictional story based on their real-life experiences. A young girl takes a long trip with her family to the Alaskan tundra, where her family spends summers running a commercial salmon fishery. From packing spark plugs and doorknobs instead of swimsuits and sandals, the narrator describes her unusual summer vacation—a journey of 4,000 miles—and how she learns to be part of a team.