Andri Snær les | The Story of the Blue Planet – online story time

Bók í boði listamannanna: Andri Snær Magnason gerði sér lítið fyrir og las upp á myndband alla enska þýðingu Sögunnar um bláa hnöttinn sem nú má hlýða á, án endurgjalds, á vef Iceland Naturally eða á myndböndunum hér fyrir neðan. Á vef Iceland Naturally er að finna nánari upplýsingar, m.a. um tengda viðburði, myndasamkeppni o.fl. Enska þýðingu sögunnar gerði Julian Meldon D’Arcy. Upplestrarnir skiptast í sjö lestra og inn í þá fléttast upprunalegu myndlýsingarnar og að hluta til bókarhönnun sem ég gerði árið 1999. Njótið vel!


Story time – by courtesy of the artists: Author Andri Snær Magnason reads his award winning book: The Story of the Blue Planet with illustrations/book design I made for the Icelandic original, Sagan af bláa hnettinum, in 1999. The Story of the Blue Planet was the first children’s book to win the Icelandic literary award. It has been published in more than 30 languages and received numerous prizes and awards. The readings are published on this site: Iceland Naturally with additional information, drawing competition (win a hard copy of the story), information on a live Q+A session with the author and more.

English translation by Julian Meldon D’Arcy.
Publishers in the UK: Pushkin Press, publishers in the US: Seven Stories Press. See links for purchase.

The Story of the Blue Planet | Text © Andri Snær Magnason | Illustrations © Áslaug Jónsdóttir.



Neðanmáls: Fjöldi listamanna og menningarhúsa bjóða þjónustu sína og aðstoð um þessar mundir. Það er sungið, lesið og leikið og efni er sett ókeypis á veraldarvefinn. Ég bið alla um að virða sæmdar- og höfundarrétt listamanna. Margir vilja gefa vinnu sína, en enginn vill vera rændur þeim möguleika.

Footnote: Artists and institutes are offering their art, services and assistance and content is freely being uploaded to the world wide web. I ask everyone to respect the copyright of the artists. At times like this we all like to be able to share and give our work, but no one likes to be robbed of that opportunity.

Bókadómur: Sagan af bláa hnettinum | Book review in The Guardian

TheGuardianBlPlanet♦ BókadómurThe Guardian birti á dögunum samantekt af bókadómum úr sunnudagsblaðinu The Observer, hvar Sagan af bláa hnettinum eftir Andra Snæ Magnason fær góðan dóm hjá Kitty Empire. Með fylgdi myndlýsing úr bókinni, sjá hér til hliðar.

Tengill á netútgáfuThe GuardianKitty Empire: Fiction for older children reviews – delight in wordplay, disrespect for authority and a touch of evil. Birt 26. júlí 2015.

♦ Book reviewThe Guardian published a children’s book reviews round-up from The Observer where The Story of the Blue Planet by Andri Snær Magnason receives a nice review by Kitty Empire. See here on the left. Illustration by yours truly!

Link to the article in The Guardian online: Kitty Empire: Fiction for older children reviews – delight in wordplay, disrespect for authority and a touch of evil. Published 26 July 2015.

Sagan af bláa hnettinum | On the UKLA Book Awards 2014 shortlist!

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♦ Tilnefning. Enn berast góð tíðindi frá Bretlandi því nú hefur Sagan af bláa hnettinum eftir Andra Snæ Magnason verið tilnefnd á fimm bóka úrtökulista til UKLA barnabókaverðlaunanna 2014. Þau eru veitt í þremur flokkum af The United Kingdom Literacy Association. Bókin var valin á lista úrvalsbóka fyrir lesendur á aldrinum 7-11 ára. Verðlaunahafar verða tilkynntir í júlí 2014. Breski útgefandinn er Pushkin Press í London, en þýðandi er Julian Meldon D’Arcy. Sagan af bláa hnettinum er eina þýdda bókin á listunum þremur.

♦ Shortlisted! The Story of the Blue Planet by Andri Snær Magnason is shortlisted for the UKLA Book Award 2014 – for age 7-11. Winners will be announced in July 2014. Sagan af bláa hnettinum – The Story of the Blue Planet is published in the UK by Pushkin Press, London, translated by Julian Meldon D’Arcy. Read more about the award and the selected books on UKLA’s homepage.

Tilnefndar bækur | The shortlist 7 – 11:

  • The Story of the Blue Planet by Andri Snӕr Magnason, illustrated by Áslaug Jónsdóttir; translation by Julian Meldon D’Arcy.
  • The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
  • The Naming of Tishkin Silk by Glenda Millard, illustrated by Caroline Magerl.
  • Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell.
  • Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead.
  • The Last Wild by Piers Torday.

Looking for more information? See Forlagið publishing Children’s book catalog.
Andri Snær Magnason’s homepage.

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More about The Story of the Blue Planet on www.aslaugjonsdottir.com

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Blái hnötturinn | The Blue Planet

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„Einu sinni var blár hnöttur lengst úti í geimnum. Við fyrstu sýn virtist þetta bara vera ósköp venjulegur blár hnöttur …“
“Once upon a time there was a blue planet far out in space. At first sight, it looked like a very ordinary blue planet …”
– Andri Snær Magnason: Sagan af bláa hnettinum / The Story of the Blue Planet.

♦ Bókamessa. Svona er líka hægt að myndskreyta Söguna af bláa hnettinum: með súkkulaði, eins og gert var í Alþjóðaskólanum á Íslandi í tilefni af Barnabókamessu skólans 2013 s.l. laugardag. Þar voru reyndar ótal litlir bláir hnettir gleyptir af ógurlegum svartholum …

♦ Book Fair. There are many ways to illustrate a book. Here it is The Story of the Blue Planet : 3D in chocolate, as done by students in The International School in Iceland to celebrate the Children’s Book Fair  2013 last Saturday But as you know, small planets tend to get swallowed by big black holes …

Tenglar | Links:
US: The Story of the Blue Planet – Seven Stories Press | US Amazon | Barnes and Noble |
UK: The Story of the Blue Planet – Pushkin Press | UK Amazon | Pushkin Press Shop
IS: Sagan af bláa hnettinum – Forlagið. 

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Illustrations by Áslaug Jónsdóttir

Fiðrildaflug í London | A Blue Planet and butterflies in London

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♦ Myndskreytingar. Ég fékk þessa skemmtilegu mynd á Twitter í morgun! Bókabúðin Tales On Moon Lane fékk leyfi til að nota myndir úr Sögunni af bláa hnettinum til gluggaskreytinga. Bókabúðin er í Herne Hill í London og hlaut m.a. viðurkenningu árið 2011: The Walker Independent Children’s Bookshop of the Year 2011. Sagan af bláa hnettinum kemur út hjá Pushkin Press í London. Sjá einnig fyrri frétt um bókadóm.

♦ Illustrations. This image was on my screen via Twitter this morning: A lovely decoration in the bookstore Tales On Moon Lane in East London. Looks very inviting! This ambitious bookstore was chosen The Walker Independent Children’s Bookshop of the Year 2011.
The Story of the Blue Planet is published by Pushkin Press, London. Reviews and more here.