Blogs in December 2023

Under a Pole Star 20th December 2023

Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve. Years later, in 1892, determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland as a scientist at the head of a British expedition, defying the expectations of...

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A Woman in the Polar Night 26th February 2023

n 1934, the painter Christiane Ritter leaves her comfortable life in Austria and travels to the remote Arctic island of Spitsbergen, to spend a year there with her husband. She thinks it will be a relaxing trip, a chance...

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Freeze 25th February 2023

Frozen Out is set to be a TV sensation. On a small ship off the coast of Greenland, eight contestants will push themselves to breaking point for a £100,000 prize. The show is Tori Matsuka’s baby. After years working...

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Melt 28th December 2021

An urgent story of adventure and survival in a warming climate, from the multi-award-winning author of Boy 87 and Lost Yutu lives in a remote, Arctic village with his elderly grandmother. Their traditional way of life is threatened by...

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The Lights that Dance in the Night 11th November 2021

In this wonderfully festive picture book, Yuval Zommer imagines the Northern Lights’ fleeting journey from space to Earth and how they weave a special magic for the animals and people living in the frozen lands below.

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