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Children's Fiction Adolescence

Angela's Glacier

by (author) Jordan Scott

illustrated by Diana Sudyka

Holiday House
Initial publish date
Jan 2024
Adolescence, Parents, Environment
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2024
    List Price

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Award-winning author Jordan Scott’s luminously-illustrated love story of a girl growing up in the shadow of a glacier that’s always there to listen.

Angela listened to the glacier; the glacier listened to Angela.

As soon as she’s born, Angela’s father introduces her to her glacier. He carries her on his back up the icy expanse as the wind makes music of the snow and the water underneath. Over time, Angela gets big enough to walk beside him, and then, to go alone. She tells her glacier everything, and it answers.

But then, life gets busy. Angela’s days fill up with school, homework, violin and soccer and friends. Until one day, Angela’s heart doesn’t sound right anymore. Luckily, Angela’s dad is there to remind her what she needs: a visit to her ancient icy friend.

From the Schneider Family and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning author of I Talk Like a River, Angela’s Glacier is a moving story about growing up without losing yourself, loving nature, and allowing it to love you in return. Diana Sudyka’s breathtaking artwork pulls the reader into a world of warm hugs from shining blue-green ice— and from dad, too.

About the authors

New Westminster, BC native Jordan Scott is a graduate student in creative writing at the University of Calgary. He has published several chapbooks, including A Walking History of Wladyslaw's Body In Parts and Mere Mismemory. His work has also appeared in Matrix, Filling Station, and other journals. He lives in Calgary.

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Editorial Reviews

★ "A deeply felt portrait of nature. . ."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"A gentle story about how a bond with nature can transform one’s life; it may inspire readers to engage with their own surroundings."—Kirkus Reviews

"Sudyka’s watercolor and gouache illustrations easily convey an appreciation for the emotional qualities of the natural world, a feeling echoed by Scott’s sensitive and evocative prose."The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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