Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize
A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will set your imagination
Twins Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm receive word in Lontown that
their famous explorer father has died in a failed attempt
to reach the southernmost point in the world. Not only that, but
he has been accused of stealing fuel before he died!
The twins don't believe the news, and they answer an ad to join
a new attempt to reach South Polaris. It's their only hope of
learning the truth ... and salvaging their family's reputation.
As the winged ship Aurora sets sail, the twins must keep
their wits about them and prove themselves worthy of the rest of
the crew. But will Arthur and Maudie find the answers they
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