When the mysterious boy Frindleswylde enters Cora and Grandma's house in the woods, he steals the light from their lantern. Without it, Grandma will not be able to return home after work in the dark. Cora is determined to get the light back, but first she must follow Frindleswylde down a hole in the pond that leads to his magical frozen kingdom, where he sets her three Impossible Tasks. Reminiscent of The Snow Queen, beautifully written and sumptuously illustrated, Frindleswylde is a classic in the making.
• A beautifully written and sumptuously illustrated wintry tale, this is the perfect book for the holiday season.
• A story of enchantment reminiscent of The Snow Queen, Frindleswylde is a classic in the making.
• Lauren O'Hara is the celebrated illustrator of Sophie Dahl's Madame Badobedah.
About the author
Natalia and Lauren O'Hara are sisters from the north of England. In the daytime they edit scripts and design sets and at night they draw and write together. As children they loved fairy tales, animal fables and the stories their Polish grandmother told on snowy nights. Frindleswylde is their third collaboration. Their previous picture books are Hortense and the Shadow and The Bandit Queen, both published by Puffin. Natalia lives in London; Lauren, who is also the illustrator of Sophie Dahl's Madame Badobedah, lives in Dublin.
Natalia and Lauren O'Hara
Walker Books Australia