Thin Ice

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Where would you rather live—in a lonely apartment with your drunk father, only bearable when your big brother is home? Or in a small, snowy village with a frozen lake, where your aunt burns books to keep the house warm, and a girl called Pi makes your heart beat a bit too fast, and your cranky old neighbor teaches you to catch fish that look like ice dragons, and a hawk owl watches out for you by night? Mik has been skating on thin ice his entire life. When he is forced to leave his new home with his aunt Lena, he leaves behind icy northern Sweden and all his new friends, and his life becomes a living nightmare. Through forests and along train lines, over rapids and waterfalls, Mik is determined that nothing will stop him from finding home at last.


Mikael Engström is a freelance journalist and photographer. Thin Ice, published to great acclaim in Sweden and translated into several languages, is his first children's book. Susan Beard is a Swedish-English translator whose translations include three books by Astrid Lindgren.