The Way Past Winter

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Chronicle Books
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5.8 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a bestselling author and winner of many prestigious awards for her books The Girl of Ink & Stars, The Island at the End of the World, The Mercies, and The Deathless Girl. She lives in Oxford, in the United Kingdom.
"At once an epic adventure and an intimate tale about family. More than just a gripping story, it presents a timely and powerful allegory for how humanity and nature are inextricably linked. A truly beautiful book." -Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil
"An ode to the frozen north, to sibling love, and to the lure of adventure."-The Guardian
"I loved curling up on a snowy night with The Way Past Winter! Kiran captures all the magic of a classic fairy tale; this story of strong sisters, a shapeshifting bear, eternal winter, parents' mistakes, and stolen children is captivating and impossible to put down. For anyone who loves brave heroines and the timeless feel of stories like Breadcrumbs, Snow and Rose, or The Jumbies!" -Tui T. Sutherland, bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series
"Hargrave effortlessly sweeps the reader along with her protagonists. Bravery in all its forms proves invaluable to the quest, and the notion of myth-made-reality adds a sheen of magic to the narrative. Readers enamored with the works of Matilda Wood or Katherine Rundell's The Wolf Wilder (2015) will revel in this wintry adventure."-Booklist, starred review
"With this chilly fable, Hargrave (The Deathless Girls) invokes a feeling of folklore set in an ambiguous era and location. Sibling bonds and resilience run strong as the sisters trek through forbidding territory to face an enemy capable of controlling their very thoughts. [The Way Past Winter is] a tense journey that boasts a mythic essence and a well-earned end."-Publishers Weekly
"Hargrave's lush language and imagery completely immerses readers in a Nordic-inspired world where legend mingles with reality. . . . This rich title begs to be read while wrapped in a warm blanket, sipping a cup of hot chocolate. Recommended."-School Library Journal
"Author Kiran Millwood Hargrave paints her wintery world with poetic, lyrical prose. Her story's complex magical elements never detract from the page-turning adventure and underlying themes of sibling relationships, responsibility and love of the natural world. The Way Past Winter is a winning and memorable combination of classical fantasy and a call for environmental activism."-BookPage
"[S]o twisty and fantastical. . . [it] might captivate young readers. I was won over. . . . by the beautiful descriptions of frosty branches and starry night skies, of flying across the snow on a sleigh pulled by dogs, [and] most of all by its heartening message: 'We will weather this together.'"-The New York Times
"Hargrave balances the narrative between wintry adventure and spellbinding fairy tale. . . mingling magical elements with thrilling survival episodes. . . A generous helping of action adventure flavors this engaging folkloric fantasy."-The Horn Book Magazine
"A young heroine sets off into an endless winter to rescue her brother from a mythic bear. . . . Imagine Narnia's Lucy rescuing brother Peter from Philip Pullman's armored bears. The focused plot contains Brothers Grimm-like scenes . . . An atmospheric tale for older readers wanting an action-focused fairy tale."-Kirkus Reviews