The Ice Children by M.G. Leonard (Signed Independent Bookshop Edition)

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The Ice Children is an exciting, modern, magical mystery adventure inspired by classic fairy tale ‘The Snow Queen’. This independent bookshop edition has gorgeous coloured endpapers, hand-signed by the Author, and black-and-white illustrations throughout by Penny Neville-Lee. This is a first edition with sprayed edges and wll be dispatched on or around publication day.

Published 2nd Nov 2023
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About The Book

M. G. Leonard, the award-winning bestselling author of the Adventures on Trains series and Twitch, dazzles in this future classic with a powerful message at its core. Gorgeously illustrated in black-and-white throughout by Penny Neville-Lee this hardback is a perfect gift for younger readers of 8-12.

At the stroke of midnight on the dawn of December, five-year-old Finn Albedo is found frozen in the city park standing on a pedestal of ice. His heart is beating, he is smiling serenely, but no one can wake him.

Finn’s big sister, Bianca, suspects that the beautiful sparkling book Finn got from the library has something to do with it, but the book has vanished. Does the tall mysterious stranger who first discovered Finn know more than they will admit?

Each day, more children are found frozen and Bianca realizes she’s running out of time. Her quest to discover the truth and rescue her little brother hurls her into a fantastical winter wonderland, full of beauty and danger, where all is not as it seems.

Can Bianca save her brother and the other Ice Children before they are forever lost?

About the Author

M. G. Leonard has made up stories ever since she was little. Back then, adults called them lies or tall tales, so she didn’t write them down. Now, she makes up stories about wonderous beetles, beautiful birds, adventures on trains or anything that sparks her imagination. She is the bestselling writer of children’s books such as Beetle Boy, the Adventures on Trains series and The Twitchers books. Her work had been translated into over forty languages and Beetle Boy is currently in development as a live-action series for TV.




M G Leonard



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Macmillan Children's Books


2nd Nov 2023

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