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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.

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A dazzling fantasy adventure set in a parallel world beneath the Arctic ice.

About the Author

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

Reviews

"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 *

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