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1,001 Creatures: Virtual Storytelling & Workshop with Laura Merz and Aino Järvinen

September 24, 2020—11:00 am12:00 pm

In celebration of the upcoming launch of 1,001 Creatures, a new children’s book by Finnish author and illustrator duo Laura Merz and Aino Järvinen, Scandinavia House presents a virtual storytelling event and workshop on September 24! From the dung-beetle to the blue whale, no creature is too humble or huge for this gorgeously illustrated, interactive exploration of the natural world. In today’s event, author Aino Järvinen will introduce and read a chapter from the book looking at the zebra, alongside a visual presentation. Next, illustrator Laura Merz will discuss her career as an artist and the work behind the book, followed by a creative workshop on her zebra illustrations. Viewers of all sizes are welcome to join us — including kids of all ages, and adults interested in learning about bookmaking and illustration!

The video will take place as a Virtual Premiere on YouTube and will be available to stream after it airs. A link for where to view the video will be added to the website closer to the date; please check back for details.

1,001 Creatures will be out from Restless Books beginning on September 29. To read more about the book and learn how to pre-order a copy, visit their website here.


September 24, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm