Andri Snær Magnason
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Thursday, March 21 or Friday, March 22 (Andri will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your TIME OF DAY preference: morning or afternoon and which date you prefer).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andri Snær Magnason is an award-winning Icelandic writer of novels, poetry, plays, essays, and films. His work has been published in 35 languages. His books available in English include Bonus Poetry; The Story of the Blue Planet; LoveStar, winner of a Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation and the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire in France; Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation, and The Casket of Time, winner of The Icelandic Literary Prize for Children and Young People’s Books.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Casket of Time
An entrancing adventure story for today’s troubled planet, The Casket of Time is a fantastical tale of time travel and environmental calamity from celebrated Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason.
What happens when the world starts to fall apart, and no one will take responsibility for mending it? Sigrun’s family, along with everyone else, finds refuge from the crisis in a new technology called TimeBox®, which lets you hibernate until the world’s problems solve themselves. But Sigrun’s TimeBox® opens early, and she wakes to a city in chaos, overrun by nature.
Sigrun joins a roving band of kids and a wise researcher named Grace, who tells them of the ancient kingdom of Pangea, and the greedy king who wanted to protect his daughter Obsidiana from pain, gloomy days, and growing older by putting her in a silken casket that time could not penetrate. But Obsidiana learns that sabotaging time is a dangerous business, with effects that ripple outward even to the present day. Sigrun realizes it’s up to her and her friends to face the crisis, break the curse, and fix the world before it’s too late!
One of Iceland's leading public speakers on the environment and the future takes on what happens when humanity ignores their own mess—it's not pretty, but it's fun to read!
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
This is a 45 minute presentation plus a Q&A. A literary journey to Iceland: Andri Snær Magnason takes us on a literary journey through his literary work and background. Sometimes absurd and funny, sometimes deep and urgent with an important message. From Bónus Poetry, a book of best selling poems published by Iceland's biggest supermarket chain to Casket of Time. How society and zeitgeist shapes the output of an artist, from satire to activism. His encounter with the prime Codex Regius the source of nordic mythology, family stories like the stories of his great Aunt that was a nanny for Tolkien when he was writing the Hobbitt in 1930.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary through High School; Grades 5-12
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
Whatever works best for your school!
Projector and screen.
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Andri's books: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-andri-magnason
Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.
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