The Story of the Blue Planet
An eco-fable with heart – and humour
Brimir and Hulda are best friends, living on a beautifulblue planet where there are no grown-ups, life is wild and free,and each day is more exciting than the last. Until, one day, arocket ship piloted by a strange-looking adult named GleesomeGoodday crashes on the beach. He promises to make life a hundredtimes more fun-with flying-powder, and coated skin so that noone ever has to bathe again-and even nails the sun to their sky.But Hulda and Brimir soon discover that their endless fun hasconsequences they could never have imagined. Could it be thatGleesome Goodday is not everything he seems? An extraordinary adventure of magic and generosity, and abeautifully simple tale of selfishness and sacrifice, The Story of theBlue Planet will delight and challenge readers of every age.
Translated by Julian Meldon D'Arcy
Cover illustration by Áslaug Jónsdóttir
Published 02 May 2013
Pushkin Children's Special Format