Stranded by Aevar Por Benediktsson is a mostly true story based on the time the author’s Grandfather got stuck on a volcano.
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.
Stranded is a delightfully funny read for all ages, it will also have all readers learning new facts and trying to guess which aren’t quite true.
The story is complimented by lovely illustrations from Anne Wilson. It’s one of those children’s books that has something for everyone and can really be enjoyed by anyone. It’s an extremely clever and enjoyable read that will make adults appreciate how beautiful Iceland is.
You can get a copy of Stranded, here!