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Price: $17.95

  • Publication Date: January 19, 2016
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Trim Size: 6 34 x 8 18
  • ISBN: 9781851778584
  • Page Count: 44
  • Illustrations: color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: North America

Stína, who lives in Iceland, does not like the cold. In fact, she will go to any length to avoid it. Even in summer she never goes out without tights and socks. When winter comes, she hides inside, knits, and invents ingenious devices to protect her from the slightest chill. One extremely cold day, when Stína has retreated under her thick down comforter and fallen into a deep sleep, she is awakened by a pounding at the door. When she opens it, two children tumble in, blown by the icy wind, but they aren’t cold—they’re warm from playing outside! Finally, Stína learns that nothing can keep you as warm as friendship.

With its cloth cover and Stína’s clever instructions for knitting without needles (what are fingers for, after all?), plus a recipe for hot chocolate, this is the perfect book for cold winter days.

About the author

Originally from Boston, and a graduate of Bryn Mawr, The London Film School, and Oxford, Lani Yamamoto lives in Reykjavik with her husband and two teenage children.