A dazzling fantasy adventure set in a parallel world beneath the Arctic ice. Award-winning author Rebecca Stead's debut, now published in the UK for the first time.
A dazzling fantasy adventure set in a parallel world beneath the Arctic ice.
Rebecca Stead grew up in New York City where she lives today with her husband and two sons. Rebecca used to be a lawyer and wrote books for adults before turning to younger fiction. Her second book for children, When You Reach Me, won the Newbery Medal 2010, and her follow-up, Liar and Spy, was the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. She now combines her writing with work as a literary agent
"Intriguing, credible and absorbing" * Publishers Weekly *
"An absolutely gripping story of a hidden world . . . I couldn't put it down" -- Tamora Pierce
"Compelling . . . [a] thoroughly enjoyable Arctic adventure" * Kirkus *
"Vividly realized . . . fresh and believable" * The Horn Book Magazine *
"[An] engrossing yarn - a mix of science, suspense and adventure" * The New York Post *