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The Frozen Sea

The Frozen Sea

A spellbinding adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.

‘A dazzling adventure by an award-winning storyteller’ i Newspaper

‘Utterly brilliant … a nail-biting adventure of twists and turns’ Book Trust

Jewel Hastings doesn’t know who she is. But she is about to discover that she is one of the most remarkable people to have ever walked the earth…

On the run from school bullies, Jewel tumbles through the door of a mysterious old bookshop and falls headlong into Folio, the world of the imagination. There, she must begin a quest to rescue her missing aunt, helped only by her rude pet hamster Fizz and a malfunctioning copper robot.

From the shimmering lights of the Idea Jungle, to the desolate expanse of the Frozen Sea, their mission will bring them face-to-face with a danger both more magnificent and more deadly than they ever imagined. And what Jewel discovers will change her life, for ever…

Masterly storytelling – both entertaining and profound‘ THE TIMES on THE LOST MAGICIAN

(P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Fantasy & Magical Realism (children's

On Sale: 5th March 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781786541185

Reviews

Torday pays tribute to reading, libraries and imagination in one of the most clever and ambitious children's books you'll read this year
The Bookseller, on The Lost Magician
Thrilling, epic, wise. Truly a book for our times. (With extra rainbow unicorns!)
Natasha Farrant, author of The Children of Castle Rock
Gripping, original and memorable
Francesca Simon, on The Last Wild trilogy
Piers Torday is the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure.
The Times, on There May Be a Castle
Piers Torday continues to demonstrate that he is one of the best writers for children working today
The Guardian, on There May Be a Castle
Heartbreaking, surprising, uplifting ... proves that stories matter. They really do
The Bookbag, on There May Be a Castle
Full marks ... for a story not afraid to take on some of the fundamentals of life while still managing to preserve the lightest of touches
Books For Keeps, on There May Be a Castle
An excellent, punchy adventure tale with vivid characters and an impassioned eco message
The Financial Times on The Last Wild trilogy
Wildly inventive, moving and gripping ... full of suspense without ever sacrificing warmth
The Guardian on The Last Wild trilogy
A whimsical yet thoughtful tale that brings to mind the smarts and silliness of Roald Dahl and Norton Juster
New York Post, on The Last Wild trilogy
Torday's story is alternately sombre, thrilling, and silly, filled with eccentric human and animal characters with distinctive voices
Publishers Weekly on The Last Wild trilogy
Written in vivid and urgent style ... As thrilling as James and the Giant Peach ... The Last Wild may be as critical to the new generation as Tarka the Otter
The Times on The Last Wild trilogy
A gripping, memorable adventure which celebrates the power and scope of our imagination
The School Run, on There May Be a Castle
A magical new adventure from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction prize.
WRD About Books
The narrative is skillfully strung together and the ending deeply surprising, challenging the norms of what might be expected in a children's novel, which is all to the good.
Philip Womack, on There May Be a Castle, Literary Review
A dazzling adventure by an award-winning storyteller
i Newspaper - The Best Books for Christmas 2019