Summer 2022 StoryWalk

The San Juan Island Library is delighted to offer two different StoryWalk® experiences this Summer in partnership with Island Rec and with funding from The Women’s Fund of SJICF. A StoryWalk® is a wonderful way for children and adults to enjoy reading while exploring outdoor spaces.   

At the Family Park & Playground, go on a playful adventure while reading Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea. At the John O. Linde Community Park you can take a break and read the inspiring bilingual story Galápagos Girl/Galapagueña. Both stories fit within our Summer Reading Program 2022 theme: Oceans of Possibilities!

If you have enjoyed your StoryWalk® experience, please let us know by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram. We love to hear from you! Plus, your feedback helps us in planning future outdoor storytelling activities. 


Family Park & Playground

Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea

by Jan Peck

Illustrated by Valeria Petrone


About the Author

Jan Peck has written stories and articles in Highlights for Children, Boys’ Life, Humpty Dumpty, and Turtle magazines. In adition, she is the author of The Giant Carrot, illustrated by Barry Root, and her story “The Perfect Dog” is in the best-selling book Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul. Her previous picture book with Simon & Schuster is Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea. She resides in Texas.

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Galápagos Girl / Galapagueña

by Marsha Diane Arnold

Illustrated by Angela Dominguez


About the Author

Marsha Diane Arnold is an award-winning picture book author whose books have sold over one million copies!

Marsha grew up in Kansas, surrounded by wheat fields and dairy cows. She’s lived on the West Coast, the East Coast, and in The Middle and has loved them all.

What does Marsha love most? She loves to be with her family. She also loves to visit schools and meet her young readers. And then there’s bicycling, swimming, gardening, and scuba diving! Plus reading and writing!

About Valentina

Valentina Cruz was born in the Galápagos, Ecuador, in 1971. She and her family have always cared about and been involved in the protection of the Galápagos Islands. After the events described in this book, Valentina went to college in Cuba to study biology. When she finished school she returned to the Galápagos to work on conservation projects and be a nature guide. In that role she could share her knowledge about the animals of the Galápagos with visitors! Later she moved to Australia where she lives with her husband and children. She currently owns and runs a business called Remote Island Expeditions.

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