The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
(Chicken House, 2018)

The Way Past Winter

by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow. One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they’ve gone - taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar back - even it means going north, crossing frozen wild-lands to find a way past an eternal winter.


Kiran Millwood Hargrave will continue to win new fans with The Way Past Winter: a wonderful, magical, wintry story, complete with wizards and wolves, about a daring and terrifying quest by brave Mila and her sisters to reunite her family. It’s an ice-cold adventure with the warmest of hearts, and I loved it.”
- Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling With a Hamster
Exquisitely woven and beautifully atmospheric”
- Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song
A story of family and forests and fearlessness and love. With magic whispered all the way through. It is such a delicately crafted, timely fairytale. The words just sing, as if every sentence is poetry. Read it - and fall beneath its wintry spell.”
- Cerrie Burnell, author of Harper and the Sea of Secrets
A gorgeous snowy adventure that feels like a familiar fairy tale told in a new way. I loved it and can’t wait for everyone to discover The Way Past Winter.”
- Katherine Webber, author of Wing Jones
…dazzling! A heart-sledging, goosebump-tingling adventure with enough warmth to melt an endless winter.”
- Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs
This mesmeric tale of three gutsy sisters on a vital quest contains some of the most exquisite descriptions of snow I've ever read!”
- Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse
…spellbinding. The Way Past Winter has whisked me away to a land of snow-deep forests. Glorious.”
- Katherine Woodfine, author of The Sinclair’s Mysteries