“The story is superb, but even better is the magnificent book production… the book is filled with recreated documents, photos, maps, etc, and just looks beautiful. Every page has something to enthral the mind and eye.” Anthon McGowan
“With chilling ‘annotations’ added by some dreaded agency of the Stalinist state the novel is utterly gripping and feels like an authentic, rich and yet accessible account of what it must have been like for children caught up in war with all the resonance that has today.” Elaine McQuade
THE COUNTRY IS UNDER ATTACK Twins Viktor and Nadya are twelve years old when Hitler’s Germany declares war on the Soviet Union. As the Nazi army crushes the defending forces and enemy planes appear overhead, they are hurriedly evacuated from their home.
‘WHATEVER HAPPENS, STAY TOGETHER’ Their parents told them to look after each other, no matter what. But amid the chaos of the evacuation, disaster strikes – the twins are separated, stranded many miles apart with no way of communicating.
A DESPERATE RACE ACROSS SNOW AND ICE Despite the war raging all around, Viktor and Nadya are determined to find each other and get back home. Can they pick a path through the danger and destruction, with only their courage and love to keep them going?
Davide Morosinotto is an Italian journalist, video game translator, science fiction writer and children’s book author. In 2007 he won the Mondadori Junior Award, and published his first book. Since then he has written more than thirty books. He lives in Bologna.