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First Light

Written by Rebecca Stead

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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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Peter can't wait to join his parents on an expedition to the ice caps of Greenland to study global warming. But while he's there, he begins to suspect there might be another reason for this trip other than scientific research. And in another world, there is Thea, who lives with her family under the ice, and is desperate to see what's above it. When Thea and Peter meet, two worlds will collide, and a host of secrets will be released.

First Light Press 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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ISBN: 9781783441129
Publication date: 02/10/2014
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783441129
Publication date: 2nd October 2014
Author: Rebecca Stead
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks

About Rebecca Stead

Rebecca Stead is an American author who writes books for children and young adults. She won the 2010 Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to children's literature for her second novel, When You Reach Me.Stead enjoyed writing as a child, but as she grew older she felt it was 'impractical' and became a lawyer instead. After years as a public defender she returned to writing after the birth of her two children. On her website she credits her son with inspiring her to write a children's novel, but not in the way one would expect. For years she had ...

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