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y Ice Breaker single work   children's fiction   children's   fantasy  
Alternative title: Icebreaker
Is part of The Hidden Lian Tanner 2013 series - author children's fiction (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Petrel leaned on the rail, watching the ice cave and stamping her feet for warmth. The berg came closer. That's when she saw him. Laid out on the ice like a dead fish, with a scattering of snow covering his face. A boy, where there should have been nothing but the memory of winter. A frozen boy.

'Twelve-year-old Petrel is an outcast, the lowest of the low on an ancient icebreaker that has been following the same course for three hundred years. In that time, the ship's crew has forgotten its original purpose and broken into three warring tribes, the Cooks, the Officers and the Engineers. Everyone has a tribe except Petrel, whose parents committed such a terrible crime that they were thrown overboard, and their daughter ostracised.

'But Petrel is a survivor. She lives in the dark corners of the ship, trusting no one, speaking to no one except two large grey rats, Mister Smoke and Missus Slink. That is, until a boy is discovered, frozen on an iceberg, and brought onto the ship. No one knows where he has come from, and when he recovers consciousness he claims to have forgotten even his name. The tribes don't trust strangers; they haven't seen one for three hundred years. But Petrel saves him and hides him away in the forgotten corners of the ship, hoping he will be her friend.

'What she doesn't know is that for the last three hundred years, the ship has been guarding a secret. A secret that could change the world. A secret that the boy has been sent to destroy, along with the ship and everyone on it...' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2013 .
      4957656604414867350.jpg
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 328p.
      Note/s:
      • Published November 2013
      ISBN: 9781743314340
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
      9108220022479434029.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 336p.
      Note/s:
      • Published December 2016
      ISBN: 9781760293178

Works about this Work

Review : Ice Breaker Wendy Noble , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , February 2014; (p. 68)

— Review of Ice Breaker Lian Tanner 2013 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Elli Housden , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 November 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Ice Breaker Lian Tanner 2013 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Helen Purdie , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 28 no. 5 2013; (p. 38)

— Review of Ice Breaker Lian Tanner 2013 single work children's fiction
Ice Breaker: The Hidden Series Ann Harth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , November 2013;

— Review of Ice Breaker Lian Tanner 2013 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Elli Housden , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 November 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Ice Breaker Lian Tanner 2013 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Helen Purdie , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 28 no. 5 2013; (p. 38)

— Review of Ice Breaker Lian Tanner 2013 single work children's fiction
Review : Ice Breaker Wendy Noble , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , February 2014; (p. 68)

— Review of Ice Breaker Lian Tanner 2013 single work children's fiction
Ice Breaker: The Hidden Series Ann Harth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , November 2013;

— Review of Ice Breaker Lian Tanner 2013 single work children's fiction
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