Monday, August 20, 2012
I have accompanied Ted and Betsy Lewin to so many places around the world: Machu Picchu, Mongolia, Uganda, Botswana. Appropriately, I journeyed to Heimaey, one of the Westman Islands off the coast of Iceland, this August, the same month the children of the island have served in the Puffling Patrol, rescuing young puffins who have landed accidentally in the town and cannot take off from the flat streets. The artwork is superb, as always, and their description of a visit to Heimaey easily transports me there with them. This will be one of the books I share with second graders in the coming school year.