top of page

Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears

Poems by: Susan Ewing
Illustrator: Evon Zerbetz
Hardbound $16.95
Softcover $10.95
Published by Octopoda Press, 2012

"This humorous rhyming revue features 15 animals from the North. Accompanied by exuberant hand colored linocuts, doggerel verse sings the eccentricities of each critter...Zerbetz's eye-grabbing illustrations raise the energy level with their dynamic lines and vibrant composition." —Publishers Weekly

“What a fortunate pairing of author and artist—both Susan Ewing and Evon Zerbetz have a terrific sense of humor about Alaska wildlife. This book is just plain fun.”

—Alaska Magazine

First published by Alaska Northwest Books in 1996.

Original linocut artwork from Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears is available in small editions


About the Author.

Susan Ewing writes science and nature books for children and adults. Visit her website at

Outstanding from a learning

perspective. Fun and informative verses. 

A great way to introduce young kids to the

rhythm of poetry.  —The Parents Council

—Parents Council Selection, 1997

bottom of page