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The Snow Spider
Book Review

The Snow Spider

It is on Gwyn’s ninth birthday when his Grandmother gives him an assortment of strange objects and tells him he could be a magician. It was on Gwyn’s fifth birthday when his sister, Bethan, went missing. For those four years his father has blamed Gwyn for Bethan’s disappearance, but so has Gwyn. Jenny Nimmo’s classic, …

The Way Past Winter
Book Review

The Way Past Winter

In an everlasting winter, sisters Mila and Pipa set out in search for their brother Oskar. Mila is certain that he didn’t accompany the stranger of his own accord, that he didn’t leave like their father did. Her other sister, Sanna feels that he has abandoned them as their father did. I loved The Way …

The Wolf Wilder
Book Review

The Wolf Wilder

A girl with a red cape, a boy soldier, a boy with an axe and, of course, wolves. The Wolf Wilder is a magnificent re-imagining of a classic tale written by Katherine Rundell and gloriously illustrated by Gelrev Ongbico is set in the snows of revolutionary Russia. This is the story of Feo (Feodora) who …

Sky Song
Book Review

Sky Song

Sky Song started as if it was a children’s classic, with an evil Ice Queen corrupting what used to be good and fair and after the first chapter I was hooked. It concerns the quest of Eska and Flint, with various other companions, to fight the Ice Queen and restore balance to the land and …

The Ice Sea Pirates
Book Review

The Ice Sea Pirates

The Ice Sea Pirates is set in a frozen North, not unlike the North of our world, in Siri’s North though there are Pirates, Mermaids and more. Frida Nilsson’s book follows Siri in her quest to rescue her little sister, Miki, who has been abducted by the notorious Captain Whitehead to woerk down his diamond …