Story Time with Linda Bondestam

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Linda Bondestam; photo credit: SandströmTuesday, May 11, 6PM CDT

Put on your PJ's and snuggle up for a special live virtual story time with Linda Bondestam, author of the beautiful new picture book Good Night, Earth! Linda will be joining us all the way from Finland! She will read her book, show us some artwork, and answer questions.

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Linda Bondestam is an illustrator based in Helsinki. A graduate of Kingston University in London, she has illustrated dozens of children's books that have been translated into more than ten languages. One of the most celebrated illustrators in the Nordic countries, Linda was awarded the Snöbollen for Swedish Picture Book of the Year in 2016 and the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in 2017 for Djur som ingen sett utom vi (Animals that no one has seen except us). She was also nominated for the August Prize in 2020 for Mitt bottenliv (My life at the bottom) and is a six-time ALMA nominee, among various other awards. Good Night, Earth is her authorial debut.

This event will take place on Zoom Webinar.

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ISBN: 9781632062864
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Yonder - April 27th, 2021

From the savanna to the city to outer space, celebrated Nordic children's book illustrator Linda Bondestam offers a charming peek at the many ways we settle in for sleep, with gorgeous, dreamlike illustrations full of offbeat humor.

Discover the bedtime routines of animals all over the world through the eyes of an alien family on a faraway planet. Little monkey needs his mama to play at least seventy-three songs on the ukulele to fall asleep. A meerkat family enjoys some stretches together as the sun goes down, while baby sloth is a bedtime expert--she's already snoozing soundly in the trees. Die-cut pages invite little ones to help new animal friends get cozy under the covers.

With unconventional illustrations full of wit and tenderness, Good Night, Earth is a sweetly silly exploration of how all kinds of creatures find peaceful and playful ways to end the day.

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