Stina (Hardcover)

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This simply yet beautifully illustrated book is essentially the story of a clever girl who uses her ingenuity and crafting skills to overcome seasonal affective disorder.

It. Is. Great.

— From Anje


Stina, who lives in Iceland, does not like the cold. In fact, she will go to any length to avoid it. Even in summer she never goes out without tights and socks. When winter comes, she hides inside, knits, and invents ingenious devices to protect her from the slightest chill. One extremely cold day, when Stina has retreated under her thick down comforter and fallen into a deep sleep, she is awakened by a pounding at the door. When she opens it, two children tumble in, blown by the icy wind, but they aren't cold--they're warm from playing outside Finally, Stina learns that nothing can keep you as warm as friendship.

With its cloth cover and Stina's clever instructions for knitting without needles (what are fingers for, after all?), plus a recipe for hot chocolate, this is the perfect book for cold winter days.

About the Author

Originally from Boston, and a graduate of Bryn Mawr, The London Film School, and Oxford, Lani Yamamoto lives in Reykjavik with her husband and two teenage children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781851778584
ISBN-10: 1851778586
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Publication Date: January 19th, 2016
Pages: 44
Language: English