Melt (Paperback)Ele Fountain (author)
Two children from very different backgrounds join forces to avert environmental catastrophe in this gripping and important novel from the author of Boy 87.
United by greed and self-interest - but not their own. A boy lives in a remote, snow-bound village with his elderly grandmother. Their traditional way of life is threatened by the changing snow and ice: it melts faster every year. When the sea-ice collapses while he is out hunting, he only just escapes with his life and is left stranded in the Arctic tundra.
Meanwhile, a girl is trying to adapt to another new school. Her father promises his new job at an oil company will mean they never have to move again, but not long after he starts, his behaviour becomes odd and secretive.
When their fates take a drastic turn the girl's world collides with the boy's and they find themselves together in a desperate search for survival, and for the truth.
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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“A breath-taking, heart-stopping Arctic adventure”
I always enjoy Ele’s books; I’m always impressed with her ability to pack so much into such relatively short adventures (surely she’s got to do Barrington Stoke at some point??)
Quick reads they may be but the... More
“Gripping, thought provoking and heart warming”
A page turning, thought provoking story about an unlikely friendship between a boy and girl, thrown together in an incredible adventure. The changing Artic climate affects their lives in very different ways, and... More
“A fantastic tale - ideal for upper ks2”
Ele Fountain is a fantastic writer for young ( and older) Her two previous books - Boy 87 and Lost- were gripping reads , tackling complex and challenging issues in an accessible way for readers of 10 + As someone who... More
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