The Story Of The Blue Planet

The Story of the Blue Planet Book Cover In this cautionary ecological parable, best friends Hulda and Brimir, live on a beautiful, tranquil blue planet that is inhabited by children who never grow old.  One day, a grown-up, Gleesome Goodday, “Dream Come True Maker and joy bringer,” crashes his spaceship on the beach.  He sprinkles all the children with sun-activated fly powder, nails the sun in the sky so it can always be play time, and charges them a bit of their youth. When the children fly to the other side of the planet and see sickly, pale, dying children, they realize the Goodday is not all that he seems. mjw
Title: The Story Of The Blue Planet
Author: Andri Snaer Magnason
Illustrator
: Aslaug Jonsdottir
Publisher
: Seven Stories Press
Copyright
: 2012
Original language
: Icelandic
Translator
: Julian Meldon D’Arcy
Original title
: Sagan Af Blaa Hnettinum
Original publisher
: Forlagio
Original copyright
: 1999
ISBN
: 978-1-60980-428-2
Hardcover pages
: 96
Age range
: 7-10
Genre
: Eco-lit
Author’s residence
: Iceland
Illustrator’s residence
: Iceland
Awards
: Icelandic Children’s Book Prize
Subjects
: Adventure, Best friends, Conduct of life, Europe, Iceland, Interpersonal relations, Northern Europe

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