Playful puffin Árni and his best friend Birta are about to leave their burrow for a four-year adventure at sea, but Árni doesn’t want to go—at least not today. He wants one more day to play with his best friend Birta. But before they leave, they embark upon a lively adventure exploring Iceland. Little pufflings shouldn’t be wandering about all alone, and Árni’s mother and father are searching for them! Summertime in Iceland means nearly 24 hours of glistening sunlight each day—perfect for lighting the way for adventurous little puffins. But it’s the end of summer and the extended darkness of September’s nightfall looms large on the horizon. These two pufflings must find their way home in a hurry, but a Faery plays clever tricks on them, making their grand adventure take longer than expected.
They are exploring Iceland’s breathtaking landscape in search of two lost lambs, but along the way, they come face-to-face with a predator, the Artic Fox, they meet Icelandic horses, sheep, and reindeer, and experience other natural wonders of Iceland. Meanwhile, the puffin parents are on a journey of their own as they venture beyond their colony to search for their wayward little ones, encountering Whooper Swans and a family of sheep. Iceland’s natural wonders take center stage when Árni and Birta discover glaciers, volcanoes, natural energy, lava fields, waterfalls, and some of the legendary folk of Iceland.
Will Árni find Birta, and will Árni’s parents find him before it’s too late? As nightfall draws closer, Árni’s parents must step up their frantic search for these two curious puffins to help guide them back to their burrows before dark. Will they succeed? Come along on Árni’s big adventure to find out!
These illustrated photo books hold a unique type of travelogue complete with fun facts about the beautiful country of Iceland, including how their farms manage to grow fruit despite the cold temperatures and why sheep are allowed to walk in the streets! This book is sure to entertain readers of all ages.
Puffins Take Flight, Puffins off the Beaten Path, Puffins Encounter Fire & Ice, and Iceland the Puffin Explorers Book of Fun Facts are all part of Anderson’s entertaining and educational Puffin Explorers Series, now combined as one! Iceland the Puffin Explorers Series will be available as an eBook and an audiobook SOON!
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