Book one in the series “The Greenland Books” by Marianne Slot
Jacob lives in a little village on the west coast of Greenland. Life presents many different experiences – according to the season, the countryside and the people around him…
Quote from the book:
“The ice was closing around the boat. “We must get away from here,” his father shouts.
Large, heavy ice floes float through the water. They creak as they collide and there is only a narrow passage between the ice floes. They MUST get through! Or else…”
Reviews of The Greenland Books 1: The Ice Closes
“.. at the same time, an exciting adventure and an excellent insight into a small communitys´ daily life, adventures, lack of supplies in the shop, catching seal, hunting a narwhale, meeting a calving glacier, – yes, about living in the far north.
The books are well written and the b/w illustrations give good support to the text.
Suitable in project reading, for example about living in a cold climate..
For learning and / or a good reading experience from 3rd grade.”
The books have a pleasing and open layout with good drawings and illustrative sketches. The language is easily read. Nice covers which fit well with the contents and atmosphere”.