Children's Story Time with International kid's author Ævar Þór Benediktsson

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Icelandic author Ævar Þór Benediktsson will read from his new book, Stranded!: A Mostly True Story from Iceland, Saturday, July 20, at 11 am at Book No Further. The recently published kids book tells about his grandfather who got stranded with a friend on Surtsey, a brand new volcanic island in Iceland. The adventurers face epic challenges like molten lava, melted eyeglasses(!) and scant supplies before finally getting rescued.

This spirited, graphic novel-like picture book invites readers to search for the one thing that's not actually true in this thrilling yet lighthearted tale of adventure. Young readers will also find information on volcanoes, Icelandic culture and Norse mythology.

Benediktsson also will discuss his professional and publishing career. Earlier this year Stranded! was named a 2024 Honor Book for the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature and a 2024 ALA Notable Children's Book.

He is Iceland‘s first UNICEF Ambassador and is known for launching popular nationwide reading challenges to encourage Icelandic children and teenagers to read more. In 2017 Ævar was chosen as one of the Aarhus39 – a collection of the 39 best emerging writers for young people from across Europe. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Stranded!

Admission is free. Reserve your copy of the book today.


 

Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 11:00am
Event address: 
112 Market Street SE
Roanoke, VA 24011
Stranded!: A Mostly True Story from Iceland By ÆVar þÓr Benediktsson, Anne Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781646869923
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Published: Barefoot Books - August 8th, 2023

Stranded!: A Mostly True Story from Iceland By ÆVar þÓr Benediktsson, Anne Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646869916
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Published: Barefoot Books - August 8th, 2023

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