'a ravishing story of love, longing, courage and coming of age’
- The Times
'This is a gripping read which took me away to a whole new world.'
- Nayu's Reading Corner
‘A beautiful, mysterious story of love, loyalty and above all, freedom, magically told and illustrated.’
- Daily Post (North Wales)
'A lovely retelling of a fairy tale journey with a magical polar bear … The dreamlike illustrations perfectly match the story.'
- Angels and Urchins
'Attractively retells a traditional story'
- The Independent on Sunday
'The achingly beautiful story of finding love and freedom moves from the dirty city back-streets of the 'real' world to 'fairy tale' landscapes of desert or woods or ice, interspersed with beautiful full page and smaller illustrations … A rare book that is as lovely to look at and hold as it is to read.'
- Our Book Reviews
'this is a jewel of a book.'
- Children's Publishing Blogs/JacketFlap.com
'an entrancing story . . . beautifully retold.' 'A lovely gift edition, beautifully illustrated by the author, this is a book to treasure.'
- Parents in Touch
'An absolutely beautiful and lyrical retelling of the classic northern fairy tale, re-imagined with a modern backdrop and a less conventional ending.'
- The Bookseller, Editor's Choice
‘This beautiful book is delicately written and exquisitely illustrated … This is a charming tale of magic, love and freedom.’
'Jackie Morris does more than tell a story, she conjures glorious landscapes of the heart'
- Meg Rosoff