Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow.
One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they’ve gone – taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back – even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past an eternal winter.
The gorgeous new novel from the bestselling author of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning The Girl of Ink & Stars and the Costa and Blue Peter Award-shortlisted The Island at the End of Everything.
Her most accomplished book yet – I loved it.
– Fiona Noble, Book of the Month Pick in The Bookseller
Kiran is such a beautiful, sparkling writer. This gorgeous story of bravery, sisterhood, goodbyes and beginnings is a must for everyone.
– Jessie Burton, Author Of The Restless Girls and The Miniaturist
Kiran Millwood Hargrave will continue to win new fans with The Way Past Winter: a wonderful, magical, wintry story, complete with wizards and wolves, about a daring and terrifying quest by brave Mila and her sisters to reunite her family. It’s an ice-cold adventure with the warmest of hearts, and I loved it.
Exquisitely woven and beautifully atmospheric
A story of family and forests and fearlessness and love. With magic whispered all the way through. It is such a delicately crafted, timely fairytale. The words just sing, as if every sentence is poetry. Read it – and fall beneath its wintry spell.
A gorgeous snowy adventure that feels like a familiar fairy tale told in a new way. I loved it and can’t wait for everyone to discover The Way Past Winter.
…dazzling! A heart-sledging, goosebump-tingling adventure with enough warmth to melt an endless winter.
This mesmeric tale of three gutsy sisters on a vital quest contains some of the most exquisite descriptions of snow I’ve ever read!
…spellbinding. The Way Past Winter has whisked me away to a land of snow-deep forests. Glorious.