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Main Details

Title Frindleswylde
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Natalia O'Hara
Illustrated by Lauren O'Hara
Physical Properties
Dimensions(mm): Height 300,Width 220
Category/GenreNovember Childrens Books
November Childrens - Fiction
ISBN/Barcode 9781406388961

Publishing Details

Publisher Walker Books Ltd
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 4 November 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom


Can you feel a tremble in the wind? The sun grows pale. The wild things hide. Frindleswylde is coming! When the mysterious boy Frindleswylde enters Cora and Grandma's house in the woods, he steals the light from their lantern. Without it, Grandma will not be able to return home after work in the dark. Cora is determined to get the lantern back, but first she must follow Frindleswylde down a hole in the pond that leads to his magical frozen kingdom, where he sets her three Impossible Tasks. Reminiscent of The Snow Queen, beautifully written and sumptuously illustrated, Frindleswylde is a classic in the making.

Author Biography

Natalia and Lauren O'Hara are sisters from the north of England. In the daytime they edit scripts and design sets and at night they draw and write together. As children they loved fairy tales, animal fables and the stories their Polish grandmother told on snowy nights. Frindleswylde is their third collaboration. Their previous picture books are Hortense and the Shadow and The Bandit Queen, both published by Puffin. Lauren is also the illustrator of Sophie Dahl's Madame Badobedah.


Fresh and bright as new fallen snow. * Kiran Millwood Hargrave * Frindleswylde is a frost-laced feast of a fairy tale, with all the ingredients of a classic. Lauren O'Hara's illustrations are exquisite, and dance alongside her sister's words. * Sophie Dahl * A book of icy loveliness: full of grace and adventure * Katherine Rundell * A hauntingly lovely snowy fable ... with a heart and soul of its own * Anna James * Frindleswylde will add to the sum of enchantment in this world * Angela Barrett *