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The Diary of an Isle Royale School TeacherThe Diary of an Isle Royale School Teacher
5th Printing. 2013. First published in 1988, this perennial favorite shares the joys and hardships of a winter spent on Isle Royale. Dorothy Simonsonís journal, edited by son Bob who spent that winter with her, recounts with honesty and humor the challenges she faced during eight months teaching a Chippewa Harbor fishermanís family in 1932-33. 138 pages.

Annie Clemenc & the Great Keweenaw Copper StrikeAnnie Clemenc & the Great Keweenaw Copper Strike
2013. "Big Annie" Clemenc, the most visible leader of the 1913-14 Keweenaw copper minersí strike, is a member of the Michigan Womenís Hall of Fame and Laborís International Hall of Fame. Author Lyndon Comstock presents much that is new about her life, including many photos published for the first time. 234 pages.

The Lives of Wolves, Coyotes, and FoxesThe Lives of Wolves, Coyotes and Foxes
2012. Stan Tekeila. Celebrate the kings of the canine world. From gray wolves and arctic foxes to coyotes and red wolves, this bookís vivid photographs and gripping descriptions reveal the secret lives of these magnificent, elusive, and often misunderstood animals. 144 pages.

Community in ConflictCommunity in Conflict
2013. Gary Kaunonen and Aaron Goings subtitled their book ìA Working-Class History of the 1913-14 Michigan Copper Strike and the Italian Hall Tragedy.î Previously untapped historical sources shine new light on this epic, and ultimately tragic, period in American labor history. 358 pages.

Fifty Lakes One Island DVDFifty Lakes One Island DVD
(Available 12/1/13). Filmmaker George Desort spent 80 nights in 2011 on a solo transcendental journey through the woods and waters of Isle Royale. His breathtaking footage and personal, unvarnished storytelling will inspire viewers to pursue their own connections to nature. 50 min.

Isle Royale Families CookbookIsle Royale Families Cookbook
2013. Isle Royale Families and Friends Association. This collection of recipes from summer residents of Isle Royale from 1886-2013 also shares historical photos and memories of more than 25 island families. Approximately 175 pages.

Rock Harbor Lighthouse OrnamentRock Harbor Lighthouse Ornament
Gold-edged porcelain ornament with the image of the Rock Harbor lighthouse on the front, and information about the light on the back. 4 in. diameter with red ribbon and box. Rock of Ages ornament also available (also a premium for $50+ membership or donation).

IRKPA Logo Cooler Bag
Durable cooler bag has heat-sealed and insulated main bag, accessory compartment, organizer pocket, adjustable strap, ìDî ring for keys, and clear ID window. Measures 9 x 11.5 x 6 inches. Also a premium for $100+ membership or donation.

Copper Country Streetcars
2013. Images of Rail Series. During the early 1900s mining peak in Michiganís ìCopper Country,î a streetcar system provided an alternative to difficult travel on unpaved roads. Some 80 years after the service ended, transportation engineer and historian Bill Sproule traces its surprising history. 128 pages, 200 B&W photos.

Copper Harbor: Michigan's Northernmost Outpost
2013. On the end of a craggy finger of land jutting into the icy waters of Lake Superior is the charming village of Copper Harbor. Steve Brimmís photographs celebrate this small community and its beautiful surroundings. 72 pages.

Michigan Recreation Atlas
2012. National Geographicís topographic maps include land boundaries, roads, and physical features. Separate sections highlight attractions, campgrounds, lakes, parks, state and national trails, hunting, fishing, golfing, skiing, and more. Four pages are devoted to Isle Royale. Durable laminated cover. 128 pages. Scale = 1:175,000

National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.
This guide is the perfect way to bring the fun and amazement of our national parks to kids. Divided by region, this guide is both accessible and tons of fun. Includes tips on exploration, information about animals, sidebars, checklists, fun facts, maps, cool things to do, and much more. Age 8 and up. Paperback, 160 pages, 155 color photographs.

Jr. RangerLand Fickle Fish Card and Dice GameJr. RangerLand Fickle Fish Card and Dice Game
2013. In this unpredictable game, each roll determines if you catch a fish, pick a fish from another player, give up a fish, or let the big one get away! Fun facts about each fish plus fish jokes for all ages are on 22 beautifully illustrated cards. Collect the most points to win the game. Creative Child Magazine award winner. Ages 4+

Paper Trails Hiking GamePaper Trails Hiking Game
This travel game with 50 tear-off sheets, pencil, and die combines luck and strategy as players compete to be the first to hike from the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail! Map features national parks and national scenic and historic trails. Suitable for older children and adults.

Jr. RangerLand Travel, Doodle, Explore! Activity BookJr. RangerLand Travel, Doodle, Explore! Activity Book
2013. Let your creativity flow as you journey through this unique drawing book, featuring national parks, cities and other fun places to color and draw! Each page includes an ìart starterî and ideas to spark your imagination. Color outside the lines, fill the sky with beautiful colors, add yourself to the pictures, and draw your favorite animals. Read the facts to learn more about the animals, plants, and places. A Creative Child Magazine 2013 product of the year award winner. 128 pages.

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Ecological Studies of Wolves on Isle Royale 2012-2013Ecological Studies of Wolves on Isle Royale 2012-2013
2013 annual wolf-moose report by John Vucetich and Rolf Peterson. After five decades, the Isle Royale wolf-moose project continues. The project's purpose remains the same: to observe and understand the dynamic fluctuations of Isle Royale's wolves and moose, in the hope that such knowledge will inspire a new, flourishing relationship with nature.

Moose Hiking Staff MedllionMoose Hiking Staff Medallion
Hiking medallions are increasingly popular in the United States and have been a long standing tradition in Europe. This medallion may be gently shaped to fit on hiking staffs, paddles, etc. Pre-drilling holes for the included nails is recommended to affix your medallion. 1 1/4" in diameter.

Keweenaw National Historical Park Miner Logo PatchKeweenaw National Historical Park Miner Logo Patch
2012. Celebrate YOUR national park by wearing this patch representing aspects of the Keweenaw's copper mining legacy: people (miner), historic structures (shaft-rockhouse), and location (northern lights). Measures 3 x 4 inches. Black patch with white embroidery.

Wolf/Moose Snowflake T-ShirtWolf-Moose Snowflake T-Shirt
$16.95 Adult Royal Blue Small
$16.95 Adult Royal Blue Medium
$16.95 Adult Royal Blue Large
$16.95 Adult Royal Blue X-Large
$18.95 Adult Royal Blue 2X-Large

$13.95 Youth Royal Blue Small
$13.95 Youth Royal Blue Medium
$13.95 Youth Royal Blue Large

$16.95 Adult Charcoal Gray Small
$16.95 Adult Charcoal Gray Medium
$16.95 Adult Charcoal Gray Large
$16.95 Adult Charcoal Gray X-Large
$18.95 Adult Charcoal Gray 2X-Large

$13.95 Youth Charcoal Gray Small
$13.95 Youth Charcoal Gray Medium
$13.95 Youth Charcoal Gray Large

IRKPA licensed George Desort's original design of wolf and moose tracks that form a snowflake! Lettering on shirt says "Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale" and "". Printed in white, accented with light blue on preshrunk 100% cotton in Royal Blue or Charcoal Gray. Adult and youth sizes.

Risk and Resilience DVDRisk and Resilience DVD
2012. The National Park Service produced this moving short film as part of the exhibit at the Calumet Visitor Center. Now you can enjoy the video at home and share it with family and friends! Experience the story and spirit of Calumet through historic photos, film footage, and on-screen interviews with local residents. The Copper Age is over, but the simple power of the Keweenaw - a place of history and possibilities that draws its people back - is still very much alive. 14 minute DVD.

Historic Pipe Organs of the KeweenawHistoric Pipe Organs of the Keweenaw: Houghton County, Michigan
by Anita Campbell and Jan Dalquist
The Keweenaw is unique to have an abundance of historic pipe organs still in service. This booklet gives a history of 14 of the remaining organs, and a brief history of the churches that house these treasures. Color photos. Paper, 34 pages.

Junior Ranger Hat
$11.95 Youth Small
$11.95 Youth Medium/Large

Constructed of a 67% poly/33% cotton blend fabric, the hat features solid brass venting eyelets, chin strap with cord lock, gold "Junior Ranger" embroidery on the front, and stitched fabric loops above the brim for securing small items such as collectible pins. Olive green.

Junior Ranger Vest
$23.95 Youth Small
$23.95 Youth Medium
$23.95 Youth Large

Lightweight, with plenty of pockets, zipper and Velcro closures. Base vest venting made of polyester mesh and pockets are a 67% poly/33% cotton blend. Perfect for family outings! Olive green.

Junior Ranger BackpackJunior Ranger Backpack
Constructed of sturdy nylon, the pack contains three large compartments with thumb grip zipper pulls, and features a top carry loop, adjustable padded shoulder straps with D-rings and nametag label, dual side mesh water bottle holders, front and back reflective tags, and a compression cord for securing larger items. Comes complete with metal carabiner to clip hanging items.

Songs For Junior Rangers CDSongs For Junior Rangers CD
This audio CD brings our national parks to you through music! Explore and learn about the many different parks with these twenty songs. Junior Rangers can use the songs as clues to play the included Junior Ranger game. This CD is produced by the National Park Service with support from the National Park Foundation. All songs by Jeff Wolin, except Junior Ranger by Krishel Augustine, Tribe Navajo.

Moose BabiesMoose Babies
by Henry H. Holdsworth
A baby moose is on the loose! Young children will love the adorable, gangly-legged, big-eared moose calves featured in this charming new board book by award-winning photographer Holdsworth, who puts his background in animal behavior and environmental education to good use. This unique book features 13 images. Like other books in the popular series, it's sure to be a bedtime favorite. Hardcover, 26 pages.

Who Pooped in the Northwoods? Scats and Tracks For KidsWho Pooped in the Northwoods? Scats and Tracks For Kids
by Gary D. Robson
Watch where you step! Animals in the Northwoods can be hard to see, but this book will help you find the poop (scat) and footpronts (tracks) they leave behind! Join Michael and Emily's family as they discover more about animal behavior, diet, and how to identify scat and tracks. Fun illustrations of the animals add to the charming story; includes "straight poop" trivia. Age 6 and up. Paper, 48 pages.

Becoming WildernessBecoming Wilderness: Nature, History, and the Making of Isle Royale National Park
by Amalia Tholen Baldwin
This book explores the little-known backstory of Isle Royale's twenty-year journey from a largely unknown island in Lake Superior to the nation's first wilderness national park. Author Amalia Baldwin reveals the complex interplay of people, politics, and the evolving concept of wilderness behind the simple story that has been told of the park's formation. Black and white photos, 90 pages.

Exploring Michigan's Historic Copper CountryExploring Michigan's Historic Copper Country
by Celeste Haapala
The author guides visitors and residents alike on a tour of the region's copper mining from prehistory to the days of the 20th century. Woven into the story are Keweenaw National Historical Park and its nineteen Keweenaw Heritage Site partners that offer a glimpse into the past. 48 pages.

Around the Shores of Lake SuperiorAround the Shores of Lake Superior: A Guide to Historic Sites
by Margaret Beattie Bogue
This book follows the shoreline of Lake Superior, highlighting hundreds of landmarks and points of interest. Illuminating essays give context to the natural and human history of the region - the Ojibwe presence, French exploration, industry on and around the lake, and the impact of this history on the natural environment. 178 pages, plus map.

Exploring the World of WolvesExploring the World of Wolves
by Tracy C. Read
The Exploring the World of... series is designed for readers who are eager to learn more about wild animals. Clear text, vivid photographs, and storylike narratives - where they live, what they eat, how they hunt, how they communicate, how they raise their young - present a complete picture of each animal. Ages 9 and up. 24 pages.

Exploring the World of FoxesExploring the World of Foxes
by Tracy C. Read
The Exploring the World of... series is designed for readers who are eager to learn more about wild animals. Clear text, vivid photographs, and storylike narratives - where they live, what they eat, how they hunt, how they communicate, how they raise their young - present a complete picture of each animal. Ages 9 and up. 24 pages.

Gelsomina's StoryGelsomina's Story of Caesar Lucchesi: A True Tale of Italian Immigrants
by Lou Ellyn Helman and Maria Vezzetti Matson
The early 20th century immigrant story of young Gelsomina and Caesar in Michigan's Copper Country. They live the American dream through hard work, luck, and tenacity. Their memories of cultural differences and final integration into American society will remind families everywhere of their own heritage. 200 pages (60 pages of photos).

Great Lakes Lighthouses EncyclopediaGreat Lakes Lighthouses Encyclopedia
by Larry and Patricia Wright
Lighthouses in both the United States and Canada, including the history, construction materials, chronology of keepers, points of access and photographs of now-gone lighthouses - all in one comprehensive volume. 446 pages.

The Long-Shining WatersThe Long-Shining Waters
by Danielle Sosin
Three stories whose characters are separated by centuries and circumstance, yet connected across time by a shared geography. As these narratives unfold and overlap with the mesmerizing rhythm of waves, a fourth mysterious character gradually comes into stark relief. Paperback, 275 pages.

Moose Giant of the Northern ForestMoose: Giant of the Northern Forest
by Bill Silliker, Jr.
This classic work is a pictorial celebration of the moose and this iconic animal's place in the northern forest ecosystem. A wonderful, knowledgeable companion for campers, hikers and moose watchers. Includes 80 dramatic photographs of moose in their natural habitat. 144 pages.

Moral GroundMoral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
Edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson
80 visionaries present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibilities to our planet. This book encourages a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future and why it's wrong to wreck the world. 524 pages.

Pure SuperiorPure Superior: Lake Superior Photographs
by Jeff Richter
Richter has created a catalog of moods in more than 200 scenes and superb wildlife shots from Isle Royale to the Apostle Islands to Minnesota's North Shore, along wild Canadian shores, and across Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Writers John Bates, Sam Cook, Justin Isherwood, and Howard Paap contribute their perspectives in amusing stories; bits of history, literature, and natural history; facts about the lake; and personal experiences. Hardcover, 228 pages.

Spirit of the WolfSpirit of the Wolf
by Willow Creek Press
Features dazzling images from North America's finest wildlife photographers fused with insights of great writers both past and present - this mini-coffee table book is certain to heighten our respect and sympathy for Canis lupis. Hardcover, 96 pages.

Wolf: Legend, Enemy, IconWolf: Legend, Enemy, Icon
by Rebecca Grambo
Featuring magnificent photographs from Daniel Cox, the book reveals how humans have interacted with wolves, from the earliest creation myths to current attempts to restore near-extinct populations. 176 pages.

Buddy Bison Buddy Bison
Buddy is the wooly mascot of the National Park Trust's campaign to connect youth to our national treasures. Take Buddy along (with attached carabiner) as you explore state, regional, and local parks; historic landmarks; wilderness areas; and wildlife refuges. Your photos may be featured on the NPT website along with stories, songs or drawings that you have written. With your help, Buddy Bison can become the icon for inspiring people to visit, explore, and protect our natural resources and parks. Age 3 and up.

Moosing Around Wolf-Moose Mobile
IRKPA's custom mobile of four wolves endlessly chasing a moose celebrates the world-famous Isle Royale wolf-moose study. This high-quality mobile from Skyflight Mobiles comes fully assembled, with interpretive text about the predator-prey study that has spanned more than fifty years. IRKPA donates $3.00 of each sale to the study.

Wolf Flipbook Wolf Flipbook
Learn fifty facts about wolves as you see them run through winter and summer scenes. Simple and fun mini-book that's also a toy. Appropriate for all ages.

Isle Royale Wolf/Moose study website

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Last modified: November 22, 2013