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The Den of Forever Frost.
By Kathryn Lasky
Oct. 2018. 256p. Scholastic, $16.99 (9780545838085). Gr. 3–6
Bear cub siblings Jytte and Stellan, and their friend Third, continue their perilous journey to find their
father and the Den of Forever Frost. Aided by unlikely animals and insects, they traverse harsh terrain,
slide through ice tunnels, and evade menacing, venomous critters. A surprise encounter with Froya,
Third’s sister, causes him to question her trustworthiness. Meanwhile, their mother, Svenna, longs for her
cubs as she slaves for the Mystress of the Chimes, though she’s found a mission in helping the gillygaskins
(ghost cubs mutilated by the Ice Clock). When her cubs finally come face-to-face with their father, Svern,
they are distraught. How can this old, defeated bear help them maneuver the Den of Forever Frost and find
the key to the Ice Clock? In this second of the Bears of the Ice series, Lasky’s brilliant imagery of the
fantasy ice world and her believably strong, determined bears won’t disappoint readers. The final
paragraph brings sighs and silence as the bears contemplate the completion of their quest in the series’ next
— J. B. Petty
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