Author(s): Melinda Szymanik
Taken from their home, forced to leave their country, put to work in labour camps, frozen and starved, Adam and his family doubt that they will ever make it out alive. Even if they were to get away, they might freeze to death, or starve, or the bears might get them. For the Polish refugees, the whole of the USSR becomes a prison from which there is seemingly no escape.
Winner of LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Librarian's Choice Award 2014. Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2014.