Stranded!

A Mostly True Story from Iceland

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Buy on Amazon Buy on BN.com Buy on Bookshop.org
*This page contains affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through links on our site at no additional cost to you.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

1
To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add kindle@netgalley.com as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
2
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 08 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 27 Oct 2023
Barefoot Books, Literally PR Ltd.

Talking about this book? Use #Stranded #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Description

'This strikingly unusual picture book contains a true story about the author's grandfather, a scientist stranded on a volcanic island. Lively illustrations allude to the mythology, and the text, including facts in the back, is involving' - The Sunday Times, Best Books for Children 2023

Based on a true story, the author humorously recounts the time his grandfather 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. Graphic novel-like layouts and spirited text invite readers to search for the one thing that's not actually true in this thrilling yet light-hearted tale of adventure. Endnotes include information about volcanoes, Icelandic culture and Norse mythology.

'This strikingly unusual picture book contains a true story about the author's grandfather, a scientist stranded on a volcanic island. Lively illustrations allude to the mythology, and the text...


Advance Praise

'Benediktsson's Icelandic grandfather inspires this 'mostly true', magically buoyed tale of a volcanic excursion that teeters on disaster' - Publishers Weekly

'Based on a true account, the book's comfortable and engaging storytelling presents the tale in a humorous way sprinkled with Icelandic myths and a dash of magic... Highly recommended for public or school libraries. This gently exciting story will be enjoyed by adventure-loving children' - School Library Journal

'Two amateur explorers become stranded on a newly formed volcanic island when the fishing boat that drops them off fails to come back' - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

'Benediktsson's Icelandic grandfather inspires this 'mostly true', magically buoyed tale of a volcanic excursion that teeters on disaster' - Publishers Weekly

'Based on a true account, the book's...


Available Editions

EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781646869916
PRICE £12.99 (GBP)
PAGES 32

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (PDF)
Send to Kindle (PDF)
Download (PDF)

Average rating from 11 members


Readers who liked this book also liked: