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This is an epic that fans of Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy will thoroughly enjoy. Full of magic, of high drama, of superstitions and of compelling characters, readers will be held spellbound by Edith Patou’s lyrical writing.
The world of the north is cold but can Rose with the help of a white bear find her heart once again?
A piece of passion from the Editor:
This is a book to curl up with and let it sweep you away on an epic journey of romance, fantasy and adventure. Its timeless appeal touches everyone.
A story of magic, love, loss, and betrayal, based on the traditional fairytale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon". Rose was born into the world facing north, and as a north child, superstition says that she will be a wanderer. This prophecy is fulfilled when she is taken on the back of a white bear to a mysterious empty castle.
|Publication date:||25th February 2006|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
Edith Pattou wrote her first story at the age of eight, The Adventures of Lipid Shortstock, which followed the adventures of a swashbuckling squirrel! Since then Edith has published two highly acclaimed fantasy novels in the United States: Hero’s Song, an International Reading Association Young Adult’s Choice, and Fire Arrow, a Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Novel of the Year. Edith has always been a great lover of fantasy stories and their ability to whisk the reader away to magical lands, and came to write North Child after falling in love with the Norwegian fairy tale East ...More About Edith Pattou