Lord of the Ice

Dial Books for Young Readers
Hard Bound - 32 pages
Illustrated by Gregory Manchess

MSRP $15.99 - Internet Special $13.50

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In a parallel tale set in the high arctic, Nanuk, a great polar bear,
is on the hunt for seals, while a young Inuit boy and his sled team
of eight dogs are in search of Nanuk. A powerful story of suspense
and adventure with a thrilling climax.


  • Bold oil paintings by award-winning artist
    Gregory Manchess support the rich, poetic prose of the tale.

  • Starred review - Publishers Weekly

  • Silver Medal - Society of Illustrators

  • "The alternating story lines shift like quick-cut camera work,
    urging the story toward the climactic face-off between bear,
    boy and dogs. Heinz's keen appreciation for the wild lights up
    his highly descriptive prose, and his enthusiasm and expertise
    are equaled by those of Manchess...magnificent oil paintings
    are sculpted as if from ice and light...vividly conveying the struggle
    for survival in all its passion. In these pages readers can virtually
    hear the hiss of sled runners and thunder of paws on snow
    as the dogs race toward their destination, and feel the splash
    of frigid seawater as the bear plunges in after his prey.
    A gripping, edge-of-the-seat ride."
    Starred review - Publishers Weekly

  • "The balance of picture to text and the precision of the telling
    make this a superlative creates a mood of suspense
    that is beautifully enhanced by Manchess's evocative
    oil illustrations."
    School Library Journal
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