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Ice Sea Pirates by Frida Nilsson

Ice Sea Pirates (edition 2017)

by Frida Nilsson (Author)

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Title:Ice Sea Pirates
Authors:Frida Nilsson (Author)
Info:Gecko Press (2017), 300 pages
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Ice Sea Pirates by Frida Nilsson



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Everyone knows about the evil Captain Whitehead and his ship the Snow Raven. They kidnap children and take them to Whitehead's island to work in his diamond mine. On the island of Bluesay, Mikki and Siri are out searching for snowberries. Siri sends Mikki off by herself to hunt and she is snatched by the pirated. Siri wants to go after her, but no one from the village will help. She decides that she will go alone. She leaves her father sleeping and sneaks onto the last ship leaving for Segelen. Her journey is full of danger and magic. She meets mean pirates, a merchild and his mother, a bogle bird and white wolves. She gets captured and ends up working in the mines with her sister and other children. Along the way she discovers how mean and evil humans can be. She also discovers that there is more to Captain Whitehead that the stories she has heard.

This is a story of adventure, hope, determination, cruelty and courage. This is a great story for older readers (grade 5 and up) as they read about the cruelty humans can be capable of to animals and each other. The other thing to discuss is when someone perpetrates evil, but tries to justify it. Siri is brave, loyal, willing to make sacrifices, smart, persevering and has an amazing respect of all life. She remains optimistic even with all the cruelty and harshness of the world that she had to face. The story was well written with a great story, but it was a bit long. I recommend this book for school and class libraries. I think it would make a great read aloud for a middle grades classroom with a lot of themes for discussion. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

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The terrifying pirate Cabeza Blanca kidnaps children and makes them work all day in a diamond mine, and no one dares to try and rescue them. But when he captures Miki, Siri's little sister, he makes himself an enemy fiercer than he could have ever imagined, and Siri immediately sets off in search of Miki. Piratas del mar helado is a story that illustrates the dangers of giving up and the immense value of doing what we know is right. Una novela trepidante, a veces tierna, a veces dura, pero que incorpora valores como la fraternidad, la pasion, la empatia hacia los otros, sean personas o animales. Con un lenguaje a la vez rico y directo. El temido pirata Cabeza Blanca secuestra a ninos y los hace trabajar todo el dia en una mina de diamantes. Nadie se atreve a rescatar a los ninos. Pero cuando captura a Miki, la hermana pequena de Siri, se ha buscado un enemigo que nunca pudo haber imaginado. Siri parte en busca de la isla de Cabeza Blanca. Porque sabe lo asustada que Miki tiene que estar en manos del pirata, sola en las oscuras galerias de la mina. Una historia que muestra los peligros de hacer lo que nos dicta la conciencia, y el sufrimiento de no hacerle caso. Que nos habla de las debilidades humanas, los miedos, la resignacion, el egoismo y la valentia de una nina por recuperar a su hermana cuando nadie mas se atreve.… (more)

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