There is something magical about islands. They stand alone strong and beautiful offering shelter to nature’s most precious treasures. Each and every one of them has something unique and it is in our nature to explore them. Continents, countries, states, provinces cities, parks or private properties they all attract us in so many ways. I am so fortunate to have experienced all these types of islands. The most precious above all is a small island on a small lake about one hour drive north of my hometown, the island of Montréal. This is where I grew up and spent my summers. That beautiful island taught me everything I know about nature. Every spring I couldn’t wait to see her again. We saw each other only a few times between summers. On a cold and bright winter day it was always breathtaking to see her standing in the sparkling white snow with tones of green contrasting with the blue sky. When spring came and the ice started to melt, we had to be patient and wait until the ice sank to be together again.
At the end of April I plan to visit this beautiful island and I hope that the ice will be gone.
Do you know an island? How about visiting it this spring?
Islands and ice are the words I chose for the letter i and here are a few books about them.
On my Island written and illustrated by
This beautiful book explores the world of imagination and shows that boredom is a state of mind.
Islands by Anne Smythe and illustrated by Laszlo Gal
A winter visit to an island with a special place in the heart of a young girl and her mother
Dolphin SOS written by poy and Slavia Miki and illustrated by Julie Flett
This story about the rescue of 3 dolphins trapped in the ice is based on the true events in Seal Cove Newfoundland in 2009
Marja’s skis by Jean L,.Pendziwul and illustrated by Jirina Marton
A beautiful story about a rescue in a land of ice and snow