Pugs of the Frozen North

by

Philip Reeve

Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Reading Age: 7+

Interest level: 7+

by

Philip Reeve

Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Reeve and McIntyre collaborate on their third wacky adventure story, this time set in the frozen north. Orphan Shen is shipwrecked, together with 66 pugs, on the edge of the Arctic. He discovers the Po of Ice (not what it seems), and pledges to help Sika take her grandfather's sledge in a race to meet the Snowfather, who can grant wishes. Harnessing the pugs, they set off, and overcome many legendary dangers, and some dastardly fellow contestants.

 

Infused with excitement and humour, both splendidly represented in words and the icy two-tone illustrations, serious messages about helping others and facing the death of family members pervade the narrative. The endpapers are especially fun, as the final spread names all 66 pugs!

 

Publisher: Oxford University Press

About the authors

  • Philip Reeve

    Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he wrote his first story at the tender age of five about a spaceman called Spike and his dog Spook. He is a talented illustrator and writer, and he has illustrated several titles in the Horrible Histories series. Philip is best known for his multi award-winning Mortal Engines quartet, which won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, and the Guardian Children's Book Award. Philip has also won the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal with Here Lies Arthur.

     

    http://www.philip-reeve.com
  • Sarah McIntyre

    Illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre is easy to spot in her pointy glasses and hats. Her books include the comic Vern and Lettuce, four books with Philip Reeve, including Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair, and her picture books include There's a Shark in the Bath and Dinosaur Police. She loves creating books and comics with friends and getting inspired by batting around ideas and drawings with them.

     

    Sarah is immensely proud of Britain's amazing illustrators and how well their pictures tell stories. In 2015, she set up the #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign, calling for people to credit illustrators for their work.

     

    You can follow Sarah on Twitter @jabberworks.

     

    http://www.jabberworks.co.uk
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