Storytime with Jordan Scott — 'Angela's Glacier'

Award-winning author Jordan Scott’s luminously-illustrated love story of a girl growing up in the shadow of a glacier that’s always there to listen.


Third Place Books welcomes award-winning picture book author Jordan Scott to our Lake Forest Park store! Scott will be reading from Angela's Glacier, a moving story about growing up without losing yourself, loving nature, and allowing it to love you in return, with beautiful and touching illustrations by Diana Sudyka. This event is free and open to the public. Kids of all ages welcome! No RSVP required.


About Angela's Glacier. . .

Award-winning author Jordan Scott’s luminously-illustrated love story of a girl growing up in the shadow of a glacier that’s always there to listen.

Angela listened to the glacier; the glacier listened to Angela.

As soon as she’s born, Angela’s father introduces her to her glacier. He carries her on his back up the icy expanse as the wind makes music of the snow and the water underneath. Over time, Angela gets big enough to walk beside him, and then, to go alone. She tells her glacier everything, and it answers. 

But then, life gets busy. Angela’s days fill up with school, homework, violin and soccer and friends. Until one day, Angela’s heart doesn’t sound right anymore. Luckily, Angela’s dad is there to remind her what she needs: a visit to her ancient icy friend.

From the Schneider Family and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning author of I Talk Like a RiverAngela’s Glacier is a moving story about growing up without losing yourself, loving nature, and allowing it to love you in return. Diana Sudyka’s breathtaking artwork pulls the reader into a world of warm hugs from shining blue-green ice— and from dad, too.

 

Praise for Angela's Glacier. . .

★ "A deeply felt portrait of nature. . ."
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"A gentle story about how a bond with nature can transform one’s life; it may inspire readers to engage with their own surroundings."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Sudyka’s watercolor and gouache illustrations easily convey an appreciation for the emotional qualities of the natural world, a feeling echoed by Scott’s sensitive and evocative prose."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Jordan Scott is a poet whose work includes Silt, Blert, Decomp, and Night & Ox. Blert, which explores the poetics of stuttering, is the subject of two National Film Board of Canada projects, Flub and Utter: a poetic memoir of the mouth and Stutter. He is the author of the widely lauded picture book I Talk Like a River, which won the Schneider Family Book Award and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and has been translated into numerous languages, and My Baba’s Garden, both illustrated by Sydney Smith. He lives in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island with his wife and two sons.


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