Bound To Stay Bound

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 Angela's glacier
 Author: Scott, Jordan

 Publisher:  Neal Porter Books (2024)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [42] p., col. ill., 26 x 26 cm

 BTSB No: 792643 ISBN: 9780823450824
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Glaciers -- Fiction
 Father-daughter relationship -- Fiction
 Self-consciousness -- Fiction
 Iceland -- Fiction
 Snaefellsjokull (Iceland) -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

A girl grows up visiting Snaefellsjokull, the glacier near her home, but when preteen life throws her off-center she must reconnect with her icy old friend.

 Illustrator: Sudyka, Diana

   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/23)
   School Library Journal (+) (02/01/24)
   Booklist (+) (01/01/24)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/11/23)
 The Hornbook (00/01/24)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 02/01/2024 PreS-Gr 2—The intimate connection between nature and identity is beautifully realized in the pages of this exquisite story about a girl and her glacier. When baby Angela comes into the world, her father introduces her to Snæfellsjökull, the majestic glacier near their cozy Arctic village. As she grows, Angela develops a deep emotional bond with the glacier, and it is in this sacred space where she connects to her truest self. As she becomes distracted with other activities in her tween and teen years, she feels something is missing, and her father wisely suggests revisiting her glacier. Their essential connection is reforged, and she promises to always come back. Though most readers don't have their own personal glacier, many will relate to the concept of a special location or tradition that serves as a touch point for who they are and what they believe in. Mesmerizing illustrations in digitally finished gouache paintings bring Angela's world to life, capturing the glacier's myriad shades of blue and drawing readers into the chill of swirling northern winds. The afterword includes a note from the author about his inspiration and a beautifully written message from the real-life Angela that expounds on the glacier and touches on its fragile existence in the face of climate change. VERDICT A first purchase for picture book collections, this book is an enchanting homage to the natural world and the importance of being true to ourselves.—Allison Tran - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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