Two children brave the wilds of Russia after they flee a prison camp, pursued by a vengeful sorceress and her shadow wolves.
Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world outside until the night she escapes with her best friend, Bogdan. As the pair journey across a snowy Russian wilderness, they are pursued by a vengeful sorceress and her pack of shadow wolves. The children will need every ounce of courage - and a whisper of magic - if they are to survive...
NOTE : There are mentions of the terrible conditions in the camp, and references to friends & family who have disappeared under Stalin's regime. These are not graphically described but may upset sensitive readers.
NOTE: Branford Boase Award Longlist 2020