The Ice Whisperers by Helenka Stachera and illustrated by Marco Guadalupi tells the story of two sisters born forty thousand years apart. In this extract, Bela has been sent to live with her uncle in deepest Siberia, but she quickly discovers that strange things are happening in his house...
Helenka grew up in a yellow-brick house in the woods with her British mother and Polish father, which stoked her lifelong obsession with fairytales and legends. A Bath Spa graduate who now lives in Bristol with her husband, Helenka wrote her magical debut novel to explore themes of family and belonging that, as an adopted daughter, are very close to her heart.
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