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Icelandic Children’s Literature Celebrated in New York

The exhibition “The Myths & Magic of Iceland: A Voyage through Icelandic Children’s Literature” opens as part of the midsummer celebration of the Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America in New York on today.

“Icelandic literature reflects the closeness of man and nature, and ‘The Myths & Magic of Iceland’ evokes the stunning, otherworldly Icelandic landscape with its violent volcanoes, majestic glaciers, and wide open spaces covered with moss and lava,” a Scandinavia House press release describes.

“Kids will encounter hardy Icelandic sheep, seals on icebergs, and lovable puffins perched on rocks. Children can read and listen to recorded stories in a cozy rustic turf cottage and a glittering ice cave,” it goes on to exclaim.

A mini-stage modeled after Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s Althingi parliament was founded in 930 AD, invites children to dress up in costumes and play.

The exhibition is designed and created by artist Sarah Edkins. It will be open on Saturdays from 12-5 pm, admission is USD 5 (EUR 4) per child and free for ASF members, and to ASF members Tuesdays through Fridays at the same hours.

For further information, visit the Scandinavia House’s website.

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