To the Ice

Thomas Tidholm, Anna-Clara Tidholm


We send all orders via Royal Mail: within the UK, choose from 1st Class, 2nd Class or Special Delivery; for the rest of the world, International Standard or International Tracked. Delivery and packaging charges are calculated automatically at the checkout.

To collect orders in person from the Bookshop, choose Click and Collect at the checkout.

Gecko Press
1 November 2023
ISBN: 9781776575077
80 pages

From the publisher

Translated from the Swedish edition by Julia Marshall

Three children go on a polar expedition in this thrilling adventure for newly independent readers—an epic story that blurs realism and imagination, illustrated in color throughout. 

Ida, Max and Jack go to the creek one winter’s day. They play on an ice floe then find themselves floating away—all the way to the polar ice, with just a box, a branch and some sandwiches.

“You probably don’t think it’s true, and we didn’t either, not even while it was happening…”

They find an old hut, meet penguins, see extraordinary things and, after testing their resources in this dramatic land of ice and snow, come home safe at the end of the day.

“What shall we say about where we’ve been?” asked Max.

“Tell the truth,” I said. “We don’t know.”

To the Ice is a beautifully produced chapter book that absorbs young readers in a real-life make-believe filled with problem-solving and adventure. This is a thrilling and plot-filled story for budding explorers and ice adventurers – the kind of book children will remember throughout their lives.