The Ice Garden

The book is beautifully written, full of carefully observed little details and vivid descriptions.

School Zone

Jess is allergic to the sun. She lives in a world of shadows and hospitals, peeking at the other children in the playground from behind curtains. Her only friend is a boy in a coma, to whom she tells stories.

One night she sneaks out to explore the empty playground she’s longed to visit, where she discovers a beautiful impossibility: a magical garden wrought of ice. But Jess isn’t alone in this fragile, in-between place…


An amazing plot twist

I found this a really heartwarming book with no scary bits, but lots of suspense.

Evie, Surrey

Heartfelt, magical story

This is a heartfelt, magical story which I would recommend to younger readers.

Lucy, Surrey

One night, she sneaks out…

A story about a girl who is allergic to sunlight and sneaks out of the hospital to find a garden made of ice.

Caitlyn, Kent

An amazing adventure

This books shows you that everyone is unity and you should respect that.

Emmelien, Kent

About The Author

Guy Jones

Guy Jones was born in Botswana, grew up in Bedfordshire and now lives in St Albans with his wife and step-daughter. He spent a decade writing for the theatre, including the West End musical Never Forget, before finally knuckling down to write a book. The Ice Garden is his first novel.