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The Ice Children

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The Ice Children Synopsis

M. G. Leonard, the award-winning bestselling author of the Adventures on Trains series and Twitch, dazzles in this future classic with a powerful message at its core.

Gorgeously illustrated in black-and-white throughout by Penny Neville-Lee this hardback is a perfect gift for boys and girls of 8-12. At the stroke of midnight on the dawn of December, five-year-old Finn Albedo is found frozen in the city park standing on a pedestal of ice. His heart is beating, he is smiling serenely, but no one can wake him.

Finn's big sister, Bianca, suspects that the beautiful sparkling book Finn got from the library has something to do with it, but the book has vanished. Does the tall mysterious stranger who first discovered Finn know more than they will admit?

Each day, more children are found frozen and Bianca realizes she's running out of time. Her quest to discover the truth and rescue her little brother hurls her into a fantastical winter wonderland, full of beauty and danger, where all is not as it seems. Can Bianca save her brother and the other Ice Children before they are forever lost?

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781035014217
Publication date: 2nd November 2023
Author: M. G. Leonard
Illustrator: Penny Neville-Lee
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
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This modern day fairy-tale is a perfect winter read.

Throw some logs on the fire, get cosy and be prepared to fall in love with this book. We were lucky enough to meet MG Leonard at the Cheltenham Lit Fest a few weeks ago and get our hands on this early edition. MG even treated us to a reading of the first chapter.... Read Full Review

Helen Robinson