Winter 2019 Kids Indie Next List
“I love a good, cold read on a hot day. What better way to spend it than with the crew of the Frostheart? When Ash and his new friends set out on a mission to find his family, we get to go along for a wild, chilly adventure in the imaginative landscape Littler has created. Keep sailing, Frostheart.”
— Rosemary Pugliese, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville, NC
The whimsy of Nevermoor meets the mythical world-building of Neil Gaiman in this unlikely hero's quest to find his parents--and find the home he's always longed for.
In a snow-covered land where monsters rule the icy tundra, only song weavers hold the power to control these vicious giants. But for centuries song weavers have been the subject of suspicion--how can those who hold so much power be trusted?
Ever since his parents were lost on a pathfinding expedition, Ash has spent his life as an outcast. As a budding song weaver, his village marked him as a potential threat, even though all he wants to do is protect them. Eager to find his place in the world, he and his cantankerous yeti caretaker seek passage on the Frostheart: a ship-like sleigh whose mission is to explore faraway lands.
There he meets a fast-talking, spunky navigator, a walrus captain with a peg leg who runs a tight sleigh, and a mysterious traveler who encourages him to hone his song. But can Ash's song weaving save the Frostheart from the monsters hiding under the ice? Or will his untamed powers put his newfound friends in jeopardy?
Chockfull of heart and humor, as well as Jamie Littler's irresistable illustrations, the journey of the Frostheart will win over readers and gatekeepers looking for a rich, gateway fantasy read.
About the Author
Jamie Littler is an author-illustrator based in the United Kingdom. He's the creater, writer, and illustrator of the comic series "Cogg and Sprokit," which was serialized in the Phoenix Comic. Voyage of the Frostheart is his debut book as an author.
Praise for Voyage of the Frostheart:
* "The enthralling dawn of an unmissable voyage."--Kirkus, starred review
"Littler’s world is vivid and evocative, filled with bizarre creatures, lost technology, and dark secrets, as well as colorful characters."--Publishers Weekly
"Ash’s quest to accept himself is relatable, the journey across this freshly envisioned world is intriguing, and the fluid monochromatic illustrations animate the story with quirky hairdos but still leave plenty of room for readers’ imaginations."--BCCB