The Ice Whisperers (Paperback)Helenka Stachera (author)
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A wonderfully realised Siberian adventure with echoes of Stig of the Dump and The Wild Way Home, as recently bereaved Bela discovers a doorway to a land frozen in time and a 40,000-year-old elder sister.
When Bela's mother dies, she is summoned to deepest Siberia to stay with an uncle she's never met. Exploring his strange scientific workshop, she uncovers a secret she was never meant to find - a doorway that opens an to icy land, frozen in time and full of legends come to life.
But this frozen land is in danger, and it's up to Bela to find a way to save it. To succeed, she must join forces with the impossible: a long-lost sister she never knew she had, born 40,000 years before . . .
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 293 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
'An epic icy adventure with a warming tale of sisterhood at its heart.' - Maria Kuzniar, author of The Ship of Shadows
'An ice prism of beauty. Every way I look at it, I love this book from the crystalline brilliance of its surface to its tender, glowing heart. Wonderfully interpreted and illumined by Marco Guadalupi.' - Zillah Bethell, author of The Shark Caller
'A richly imagined, thrilling adventure sparkling with things that inspire no matter what millennium you live in: determination, courage and love.' - Rebecca Wragg Sykes, author of Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
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