Bertie Crash-Wallop’s household is full of loud people which is a problem for a quiet boy like him. One particularly loud night, Bertie slips out into the garden only to discover something remarkable. Lurking under the empty property next door are a family of goblins. And tonight, on winter’s coldest night, the goblins have a very special job to do. The deepest frost is to be spread. When the older goblins lose their sparkle, a new hero is needed. Can Bertie help scatter the frost magic before it's too late…
I love waking up to a sparkling layer of frost twinkling on the ground and this delightful adventure is a frosty, fudge-filled treat. Exploring an alternative for the real secret of how frost is spread, step aside Jack Frost, this is a story to warm the heart as Bertie discovers that you don’t need to be loud to belong, to be seen and to feel loved.
It is an utterly enchanting nighttime adventure; darting across rooftops, sprinkling frost all around, finding friendship and learning to accept oneself all before morning. Fiona’s spellbinding illustrations and Abi’s moving story glitter like icicles, inviting readers into an imaginative and whimsical world that will have everyone longing for the deepest frost and its power to rekindle hope in those that have lost it. We could all do with some frost goblin magic in our lives.
Very atmospheric, brimming with magic and fizzing with enchantment, The Frost Goblin is another special story from the duo behind The Snow Dragon and is perfect tor snuggling up with at bedtime or for reading together on the coldest of days. Hopeful, heartfelt and heartwarming.
Recommended for 5+.