Synopses & Reviews
When Sloe was tiny, her Papa disappeared and she and her mama went to live in a prison camp in the snowy north, in a time and place when there are no more wild animals. Mamas crime: teaching science, and her dedication to the hope that the lost animal species can be reborn. To Sloe, Mamas secret work is magic, as enchanting as Mamas tales of a bright city across the ice where they will be free.
Years later, Sloe is sent to a prison school, and Mama disappears. At 13, Sloe escapes, pursued by a mysterious man. With only hope to keep her going, Sloe sets out on a solitary 1000-mile journey. But she is not truly alone for Mama left Sloe a gift: the seeds of five missing species and the knowledge to bring them to life.
From the Hardcover edition.
After spending two years at a prison school, thirteen-year-old Sloe sets off on a trek across frozen wastelands, tending to the secret "seeds" of wild animals her mother left in her care, trying to reach a new life for all of them.
When her father disappears and her mother is imprisoned in a remote camp for attempting to bring back extinct animals, Sloe becomes determined to break free from her prison school in order to live a real life--heading out alone on a perilous journey to a city one thousand miles away with a dream and her mother's seeds for five missing species in hand. Reprint.