Ice Critters

written & illustrated by Deborah A. Walder

The child in all of us believes in magic, for it is everywhere. You know that Ireland has their leprechauns, but did you know that Maine has their Ice Critters? As the winter cold descends upon Maine, the Ice Critters return to their Ice Cities. Perhaps you have seen them. They pop up on the lakes and rivers when the ice is thick, and, of course, magic surrounds them.

About the Author & Illustrator

Deborah Walder has spent most of her adult life working with children from preschool to college and beyond. She believes that we all have an inner child longing to be nurtured. Her lively and creative stories will engage readers young and old. Ice Critters is her first published children’s book; Shiny, the story of an unstoppable alewife, will soon follow. For more information, visit