Ice Palace

This week in English we began to look at the book 'Ice Palace' by Robert Swindells. However, we have not read past the first sentence yet. We have been exploring the land we think the book may be based, creating our own setting descriptions and opening paragraphs. 

Have a look at some of our work ...


Turn your face to the east wind, and if you could see for ever you could see Ivan’s land. It is a land where the Ice Queen roams over the deadly, daring land of wolves, land as white as paper. Trees snap down at me like daggers, pushing me like we're in a wrestling match. In the distance, I see the ugly, freezing, winter mist charging at me like horses that have gone savage. The powerful wind feels bitterly cold as I swiftly stroll along seeking refuge, but the wind still finds me. (Bethany S)

In the freezing moonlight, a small, mysterious figure dragged his feet across the deadly ice field. The icy trees arched over the innocent boy as he walked carefully over the sea of glass and sat lonely on a hard rock. A warm blanket draped over his shoulders and he held a ripped teddy in his shivering hands. His lips were as blue as a blueberry. Suddenly, someone whispered his name … (Poppy)


What do you think? Do you want to carry on reading?