Author(s): Rebecca Stead
Peter is thrilled to be going to Greenland, where his father studies climate change. But on the ice cap, Peter is troubled by a series of visions that both frighten and entice him. What is the strange red entwined circle he sees in the ice? Where is his dog trying to lead him? Thea has never seen the sun. Her people, suspected of witchcraft and driven almost to extinction, have retreated to a secret world they've built deep within an arctic glacier. As Thea dreams of a way back to the surface, Peter's search for answers takes him to her hidden world. And together they unravel a past that reveals a surprising connection.
'A thoroughly enjoyable arctic adventure.' Kirkus Reviews 'It is a testament to the storytelling that the existence of this parallel world and the convergence of Peter and Thea's stories, told in separate chapters, are both credible and absorbing. Young readers will find this a journey worth taking.' Publishers Weekly
Rebecca Stead won the Newbery Medal, the world's oldest children's book award, for her second novel, When You Reach Me.