The Ice Whisperers

Publisher: Puffin

Bela has grown up away from her missing father and her ill mother, but when her mum dies, she's sent to live with her uncle.

Exploring his house, she stumbles upon some of her father's incredible discoveries, and ends up travelling to the astonishing spirit world which he had been exploring when he disappeared.

When she gets to this icy land, she meets her sister Ren-ya, but the two girls couldn't be more different. Ren-ya has grown up learning how to survive in a cold and perilous world, and she is not impressed with her newly-discovered sibling.

But while Bela and Ren-ya might be chalk and cheese, they'll have to work together if they want to save the spirit from a deadly threat - Bela's uncle and his merciless men, who have travelled to the world to conquer it.

Perfect for snuggling up with, The Ice Whisperers is a page-turning adventure full of dangers, treachery, near misses and moral dilemmas. The icy setting of the spirit world is brilliantly realised, with Helenka Stachera's evocative text brought to life with super illustrations by Marco Guadalupi.

Underpinning it all is a lovely message about family and sisterhood that will warm your heart on even the chilliest night.

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