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Frozen Mountain

Written by Emily Hawkins

Illustrated by R. Fresson

Part of the Spin to Survive Series

Key Stage 2 Adventure Stories The Natural World Non-Fiction Activity and Puzzle books Sports

LoveReading View on Frozen Mountain

Have you got what it takes to survive in the mountains?

Frozen Mountain is an interactive adventure game book that teaches essential survival skills to up-and-coming explorers. The story unfolds following an emergency landing high in a remote mountain region and from there the reader has to make a series of life and death decisions to make it home. Every possible danger comes your way as you deal with frostbite, bear attacks, blizzards, raging torrents and more. Not to mention the basic techniques for finding food, water and not getting even more lost than you already are!

Frozen Mountain is absolutely packed with expert advice and tips for surviving in the wilderness. My favourite was finding out how to make a snow hole to stay warm and safe during a storm - you never know when that might come in handy! Apart from the cool tips, what this book really teaches is the relationship between risk and luck, and how making good decisions is the most important thing when out in the mountains. Page after page there’s a threat to your life. You're provided with information to make a decision and then your decision is tested by the spinner which comes with the book - a reminder that in the end there is always an element of luck in any dangerous situation.

Frozen Mountain is great fun and beautifully illustrated in the style of a classic adventure book, and it even includes snippets from terrifying real-life survival stories to fire the imagination! After all, an adventure wouldn’t be an adventure without the possibility you may not return…

Greg Hackett

Frozen Mountain Synopsis

You are about to embark on a dangerous adventure. With this game in a book, use the pop-out Survival Spinner to learn your fate as you face peril after peril in a wild, rugged landscape. You become lost in the mountains after an emergency landing.

Among the snowy peaks, you are at risk from dangers including falling victim to hypothermia, being buried by an avalanche or stumbling into a deep crevasse. In your backpack, you have a sleeping bag, a thermal roll-mat, a bottle of water, a bag of nuts, waterproof matches, a pair of binoculars, a camera, a first aid kit and an old survival journal belonging to your grandfather.

As you confront each life-threatening challenge in this adventure-filled game book, place the Survival Spinner found inside the cover of the book on one of the circles on your current page, and spin. The place where the spinner points when it stops tells you if you have survived, are still living but injured or that you have perished, with a corresponding page number to turn to for each fate.

Throughout, you will learn about real-life survival techniques, including how to:

Make a snow shelter

Build a fire

Survive a bear attack

Treat a wound

Use the sun and moon to navigate

Cross a frozen lake

Harrowing tales of real-life wilderness survivors provide glimmers of hope as you deal with the consequences of your choices. One bad decision could lead to disaster... Frozen Mountain is the debut book in the exhilarating Spin to Survive series. Discover real-life survival tips and stories as you navigate your own perilous journey through the wilderness guided by your decisions and the removable Survival Spinner. Have you got what it takes to survive?

Frozen Mountain Press Reviews

'Embark on a mountain survival adventure in this dynamic game book which pairs choose-your-own-adventure with survival tips, stories and non-fiction facts. A pop-out fortune spinner provides added drama.' -- Fiona Noble - The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9780711255197
Publication date: 2nd November 2021
Author: Emily Hawkins
Illustrator: R. Fresson
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Adventure Stories, The Natural World, Non-Fiction, Puzzles / Activities, Sports

About Emily Hawkins

Emily Hawkins is a writer and editor of children's books for all ages. She wrote the New York Times bestseller Oceanology, as well as several other titles in the Ology series, which has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. She holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and now lives in Winchester with her young family.

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