A classic children’s adventure of icy seas and cold-blooded pirates, wolves, mermaids and the bravery of one girl determined to save her sister

The cold bites and the sea lashes in this page-turning adventure on the ice seas. No one but ten-year-old Siri dares to face treacherous sailors, hungry wolves and the arctic winter to save her younger sister from the dreaded Captain Whitehead and his ice sea pirates.


Frida Nilsson is a leading Swedish children’s writer. Her books have been translated into multiple languages and won awards both in Sweden and internationally. The Ice Sea Pirates is Nilsson’s first book published in English. It has sold over 25,000 copies in Sweden alone and been sold into 10 languages. She lives on Mörkö, in the countryside outside of Stockholm, with her family and two basset hounds.

David Barrow is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art where he completed a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration and received the top prize, the Sebastian Walker award for most promising children’s illustrator. He lives in England with his wife and son.


The spirited Siri Faces abandonment, wolves, dastardly villains and near death is this thrilling novel

Women's Weekly

A junior version of the Iliad… a hypnotising read-alone for confident middle graders or a perfect bed-time story for any age.

Kids’ Book Review

Tells the thrilling story of a 10 year old girl from an Arctic Island who sets out to rescue a sister abducted by a pirate.

The Telegraph UK

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