A book about fairy kingdoms, a polar bear, a girl who marries him...by a popular SciFi/Fantasy writer, name?

I read this book about 4-5 years ago, and I remember it was supposedly based off a folklore (Russian I think?) tale? Where a girl was carried off by a cursed polar bear king (kind of like the movie "The Polar Bear King") and lives in his kingdom of eternal summer. Sadly about the only detail I can remember is she has a little bird named "Scruffy".

I really wanted to reread and buy this book but the name completely escapes me and I'm having no luck researching it online. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!


East was it, thanks so very much and so very quick response!!! I couldn't remember it for the life of me. XD

Update 2:

Hmm...I really thought it was East but now I'm not sure about it being Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow....at either rate, I'll grab 'em both. :D I'm sure one is right and the other is a great read.

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Sun and Moon and Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George?

    The "Lass" is a young girl from Norway who is so unwanted by her mother that she refuses to give her a name. She is simply called pika, which means girl or lass. But little do her parents know that she has a special gift enabling her to communicate with animals. The girl comes across an isbjorn (polar bear) and begins to realize he might not be all that he seems. She goes on a journey that takes her to a palace made of ice with many interesting creatures. The Lass goes in a wild ride through the four winds to try and defeat a troll queen and save her prince from an evil curse. George creates a visually stunning story that is part fantasy and part fairy tale. Although she uses a lot of words derived from the Old Norse language, there is a comprehensive glossary in the back of the book that defines each one. George makes the characters interesting while maintaining a fast pace that teen readers will enjoy. This book is a nice addition to libraries that have a large science fiction/fantasy following. The fairy-tale aspect of the book provides a nice hook for female readers while also offering good fantasy sequences for male teens.

  • 3 years ago

    The Polar Bear King Movie

  • 4 years ago

    ok whats so scary about redheads because that is really offensive im a red head and to be in with polar bears and clowns is not flattering ur a big ***hole

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Some odd version of the Snow Queen maybe?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I think it's called "East", but I'm not sure. :)

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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