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Book-Related Events for Children in Reykjavík

By Iceland Review

On the occasion of the release of three new Icelandic children’s books, Prinsessan á Bessastödum by Gerdur Kristný, Finnur finnur rúsínu by Sigrún Eldjárn and Bókasafn ömmu Huldar by Thórarinn Leifsson, children are invited to participate in special events in Iceland’s capital tomorrow.

Tomorrow (2 pm-3 pm) is a “Princess Day” in the Eymundsson bookstore in the Kringlan shopping mall and all children wearing a princess costume or their own homemade crown will receive Ballid á Bessastödum, another book in Kristný’s Bessastadir series as a present. Crowns will also be made on site and chapters will be read from the new book.

At 3 pm in the Reykjavík City Library, children are invited to participate in a raisin quest in relation to the publishing of Finnur finnur rúsínu (“Finnur finds a raisin”) by Sigrún Eldjárn. The author will also read chapters from her book and all kids will get raisins while supplies last.

The fun doesn’t end with the raisin quest because at 4 pm an exhibition of selected artwork from Leifsson’s new children’s book, Bókasafn ömmu Huldar (“Grandma Huld’s Library”), opens in the Eymundsson bookstore on Austurstraeti.

Grandma Huld.

The book features enchanted books, so the pictures on display are also enchanted. They were made by “print magician” Jóhann Lúdvík Torfason, who used special copper print technology on Leifsson’s drawings to create an enchanting effect.

The book’s protagonist, grandma Huld herself, might even show up for the exhibition. Visitors can enjoy hot chocolate and ginger bread while admiring the pictures and listening to grandma Huld’s stories.

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