Great-Grandad and the vanishing Glacier

This is a truly powerful little book about the impact of climate change on the Icelandic landscape. Author, artist and tourist guide Thórarinn Leifsson tells the story of how his great grandfather made the hazardous journey with ten horses over a glacier that has, in our time, disappeared completely. 

– Sigvaldi Books, Iceland

Author and illustrator Thorarinn Leifsson hauls tourists along the same paths as his great-grandad herded sheep in the nineteenth century. The result is a 66-page illustrated book, a mix of a children’s tale, educational material, and a graphic novel. The author describes his ancestors’ primitive lives on this incredible volcanic Island on the top of the world.