When Alice was little, she found a gigantic spider web deep in the forest. Her dad called it the Story Web and told her how its strands were woven from the stories that hold our world together. Years later, Alice's dad has checked into a psychiatric hospital for reasons Alice is sure are her fault. Now she won't even talk about her dad and definitely no longer believes his farfetched stories.
But when animals in town start acting strangely, she can't ignore them. The Story Web is in danger — and the fabric of our world is breaking. The only way to mend it is to tell honest tales from the heart, even if they are difficult to share.
In this heartfelt, magical instant classic, told in the voices of Alice, her old friend Lewis, and a new friend, Melanie, Megan Frazer Blakemore shows how the truths we tell can change the world.
"Told in multiple perspectives, this story depicts magical realism with real-life consequences.... [Alice] no longer believes in the power of stories since her father, who is suffering from PTSD, was hospitalized following a breakdown that Alice blames on herself. Alice, along with classmates Lewis and Melanie, tries to help, but it is not until all three children share their truth and realize how fear and rumors can twist into harmful stories that the Freezing can be stopped. Readers who enjoy quiet, slow-building action will be rewarded with an emotionally satisfying conclusion." — Kefira Phillipe, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Author||Megan Frazer Blakemore|
|Publication Date||Jun 4, 2019|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Children's Books|