North Child - Edith Pattou
A lovely book for children aged 11+
Rose is a north child, destined to be a wanderer and venture far from home. Unaware of her fate, she travels with a white bear to a mysterious empty castle, where a silent stranger appears night after night. Curious to learn their identity, Rose sets in motion a series of events that will take her on an epic journey in search of her lost heart...
A beguiling epic of magic, love, loss and betrayal based on the Norwegian fairytale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon".
About The Author
Edith Pattou has been writing since the age of seven. She is the author of two highly acclaimed fantasy novels in the US, "Hero’s Song" in the Songs of Eirren series,and "Fire Arrow", a Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Novel of the Year. While writing North Child, which is based on the Norwegian fairy tale "East of the Sun and West of the Moon", Edith became an expert in mapmaking, seamanship, Scandinavian languages, Norse mythology and the Arctic, journeying by ship through the fjords of Norway. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio, USA.