At The Edge of the Ice

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$9.99  $9.29
Carolyn Armstrong Books
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5.0 X 8.0 X 0.49 inches | 0.53 pounds

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About the Author
Carolyn Armstrong is the author of Earth-friendly middle grade fiction. A former educator and now an imperfect environmentalist, she blends her love of travel and animal well-being into her stories. She encourages everyone to become advocates for Planet Earth. It's as easy as picking up trash and refusing a plastic drinking straw! Head to for free activities, monthly newsletters, and blogs about writing, books, and sustainability.
Bethany Hensel is a writer, editor, book coach and host of the popular The Empowered Writer Podcast. For over 13 years she has been helping writers transform their stories and jumpstart their careers. From indie darlings to trad superstars, brand new writers to writers who've been writing for years, she's had the extraordinary privilege of working with some amazing stories. But the real joy has been working with the incredible people behind those stories. Through her one-on-one work and courses, she hopes to continue to work with many many more.

2024 Finalist for children's fiction, MiPA, Midwest Book Awards

2024 Recommended Reading List for best environmental literature, The Green Earth Book Awards, The Nature Generation

2023 Spark Award for excellence in independent publishing, SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators)

Gold recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Awards(R)

Editor's Choice for Excellence, Reader's House Magazine

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite(R)

Author Carolyn Armstrong has crafted an engaging and enjoyable novel that offers a heartfelt eco-adventure highlighting the impact of climate change on habitats and the power of small actions. Sydney's ability to communicate with animals is so well incorporated into the dialogue and narrative style, adding a magical realism element to the story and engaging readers on a personal level in understanding the plight of wildlife in the face of climate change. The book effectively conveys complex environmental issues in a relatable and accessible manner, encouraging children to consider their role in protecting the planet. The pacing and twists of the events retain the reader's interest and excitement from cover to cover. Through Sydney's journey, the narrative emphasizes the significance of empathy, cooperation, and proactive steps in addressing environmental challenges. Overall, At The Edge Of The Ice is an inspiring tale that educates and empowers young readers to become stewards of the Earth, and I would certainly recommend it.

"Eco warriors Sydney and her fact-loving twin sister Sierra embark on a breathtaking Arctic adventure to help save a polar bear, a ringed seal...and the planet!" - Shirin Shamsi, award-winning children's book author of The Moon From Dehradun: A story of Partition and Zahra's Blessing: A Ramadan Story.

"For those who want to learn more about conservation and climate change, there is an extensive section with notes at the end...Highly recommended for younger readers who love animals and are interested in conservation efforts. Great for teachers too!" -Ben Gartner, author of The Eye of Ra series and One Giant Leap