The Way Past Winter
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Brrrr! Love a white Christmas? Well, it’s eternal winter in this icy, exquisite Arctic folk tale! Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small cabin in the snowy forest. One night, a fur-clad stranger turns up, seeking shelter for himself and his men. But the next morning, the hooded man has gone – and he’s taken Oscar! Mila and her sisters know they must track down their brother and bring him home. But it means travelling north into wild, frozen, dangerous lands. As they walk into the relentless cold, how will they survive the eternal winter? Is there any way past it?
- Dazzling stuff by major talent Kiran Millwood Hargrave
- Blends powerful lyricism with a wintry folk-tale feel
- Kiran won huge acclaim for The Girl of Ink and Stars
- It won the Waterstones Prize and a British Book Award
“It’s an ice-cold adventure with the warmest of hearts, and I loved it.” Ross Welford
“Exquisitely woven and beautifully atmospheric.” Abi Elphinstone
October 4th, 2018
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AR book level: 5.3; Middle years; 7.0 points
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