Book five 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:
“Anda stood stiff with fright and stared out at his sister. Rasmus fought his way toward Naja.
There is a very strong current at the mouth of the estuary. It has already taken Naja out quite a way.
Jacob is rigid with fear.
What if they both..?
Rasmus can’t swim!
And the water is ice cold!
They cannot be in it for very long, before…”
Reviews of The Greenland Books 5: The Ice Cold Water
“ .. The books give an excellent indsight to these people who in their everyday life are extremely dependant upon the whims of nature. The books are harmonious, the small exciting anecdotes break into the regular narrative…
The language is easily read and the books have an open layout with good, expressive drawings and illustrative sketches which all support the text well.
Nice covers which fit well the contents and atmosphere.”
“.. From the contents : the Christmas tree is ordered in the late summer, the first day of school in national costume, the consequences of earlier times lack of hygiene, learning to bear weapon, preparing the catch and much more. All through, sensing Greenland´s incredible nature.
In good way a 10 year old can gain indsight into a world far to the north that is so different.
Suitable for project reading and integrating subjects. A good reading experience from 3rd grade.”