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The Ice Sea Pirates


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 400 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 01/01/2018 ISBN: 9781776571468

The Ice Sea Pirates

Frida Nilsson

Gecko Press

Ten-year-old Siri and her little sister Miki live with their elderly father in an Arctic archipelago. One day, while they are out gathering snowberries, Miki is abducted by Captain Whitehead.

Everyone knows the story about Captain Whitehead, a pirate with hair white as snow and heart as empty as an ice cave. All he wants is children, the smaller the better. They say Whitehead has a diamond mine, a great chasm in the earth. To be taken to that mine is the worst thing that can happen to a child.

To prevent her father from risking his life to find Miki, Siri sets out to find her sister by herself. In Siri's adventure on the seas she will encounter wolves, sailors, mermaids, profound evil, and true humanity. The Ice Sea Pirates is a classic children's adventure and a humane story of sisterhood, friendship, and courage.

Selling points

  • Strong girl hero, dramatic landscape, compelling episodic adventure.
  • Advance reading copies available for wide distribution and a big marketing push.
  • The Ice Sea Pirates has been nominated for five awards (including the August Prize) and won three.
  • Frida Nilsson is a multi-award-winning and very good writer, whose books are accessible and action-filled—available in English at last!
  • Illustrations and cover by David Barrow of Have You Seen Elephant?


‘The Ice Sea Pirates is a fantastical celebration of the precious power of love' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

‘If brave Siri ran the world, it would be a much kinder place...a beautiful book singing with hope and justice’ - Sarah Driver


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