The Ice Garden (Paperback)
  • The Ice Garden (Paperback)

The Ice Garden (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 04/01/2018
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Tom's Midnight Garden meets The Secret Garden in this mystical, classic-feeling adventure! 'A beautiful book that touches on friendship and the unbreakable bond between a protective parent and her child.' THE SUN 'Elegant, assured, sad and hilarious' GUARDIAN Jess is allergic to the sun. She lives in a world of shadows and hospitals, peeking at the other children in the playground from behind curtains. Her only friend is a boy in a coma, to whom she tells stories. One night she sneaks out to explore the empty playground she's longed to visit, where she discovers a beautiful impossiblity: a magical garden wrought of ice. But Jess isn't alone in this fragile, in-between place ... We're launching a startling debut talent into the middle-grade market in this classic-feeling magical-realist story, full of wonder and warmth. A tale of loneliness, friendship and the healing power of love, set between the real, contemporary world and world of ice and magic - sure to capture the imaginations of readers. Shadows of classics such as Tom's Midnight Garden and The Secret Garden, contemporary setting yet utterly timeless in feel and theme.

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
ISBN: 9781911490043
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 14 mm

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“Lovely YA book.”

What a beautiful, heart-warming yet heart breaking read.
Jess is allergic to the sun, her live revolves around hospital appointments and daily routines with her school tutors. She has no friends and longs to be... More

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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“Wildly Wonderful In Full Hat!”

Jess has a condition which means she cannot go outside as her skin will burn. Walks in the winter evenings or outings in Full Hat with her mother or writing her stories are her passions.
In hospital on a check up... More

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Amabel at Finchley Road O2

“Short novel, big heart. Explore the ice garden with Jess...”

Jess is allergic to the sun. Her physical movements are limited (even a moment in indirect sun gives her a terrible blister), but her imagination is boundless. She writes stories, is home schooled, attends far too... More

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