Part of the "Far-Flung Adventure" series, this is the tale of a small boy, Hugo Pepper. Raised in the Frozen North by reindeer herders, his parents eaten by polar bears when he was just a baby, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a very special compass - one that can be set to 'Home'.
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"Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell share one of the most dynamic author-illustrator partnerships in children's literature today. The fruits of this truly collaborative process shimmer, shine and truly stand-out from the crowded book shelves in shops, libraries, schools and homes ... The gentlemen are on fine flying form here, prompting the request, Please Sirs, we want some more ..." Achuka 20060329 "Without a doubt this book will absolutely charm young readers who have a fondness for stories with lots of layers ... Quirky, utterly delightful and captivating" -- Marya Jansen-Gruber Through the Looking Glass 20070702 "A wildly inventive tale" The Children's Bookseller 20060317
Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are the creators of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles, which have sold over two million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Their other collaborations include the Barnaby Grimes series and the Far Flung Adventures, the first of which, Fergus Crane, won the 2004 Gold Smarties Prize. Paul Stewart is the author of a number of previous titles for children including The Midnight Hand and The Wakening (a Federation of Children's Book Groups Pick of the Year) for the Yearling list. Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. Winner of many prestigious awards including the UNESCO Prize (for Something Else), the Kate Greenaway Medal (in 2001 and 2004 for Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver') and the Gold Nestle Prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, he is also the political cartoonist for the Observer.