A Dark and Lyrical Adventure Awaits

Musically inclined or just looking for a good adventure? Either way, you'll find it here with Pendred Noyce's new middle-grade novel.
The Ice Castle: An Adventure in Music
The Ice Castle: An Adventure in Music
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Pendred Noyce
The Ice Castle
Childrens Books
Middle Grade Fiction
Adventure Series


Minneapolis - Minnesota - US


Aug. 10, 2012 - PRLog -- When their cousin Lila disappears into Lexicon, Ivan and Daphne have no choice but to plunge in after her. But this isn’t the same world the cousins visited before. The Land of Winter is a society divided, where those with musical talent are allowed to flourish, and those without are left in the cold. Now separated by class, Ivan, Daphne, and Lila must find a way to reunite and spark a revolution to return spring to The Land of Winter. Or they might be stuck there forever...

Pendred Noyce has done it again with the second book in her Lexicon Adventure Series, The Ice Castle: An Adventure in Music [ isbn 978-0-9830219-6-4 (tr) | 978-0-9830219-7-1 (e)], available on August 9. The Ice Castle invites readers into a new adventure in the land of Lexicon, but with a darker premise. This time, to return safely home, the kids must overcome kidnapping, imprisonment, separation, and even attempted murder. It’s a story that will “delight and captivate,” says Denise LeBlanc, Director of Learning Experiences at The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA.

On the brighter side of things, just like Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers (Book One), The Ice Castle invites cross-curricular learning. “The book teaches basic music theory and a bit of science. It shows the relationship of musical intervals to fractions, and models how stringed instruments are constructed. It lets kids wrestle with logic and compare the colors of the spectrum to the notes in an octave,” says Noyce. “To encourage kids to explore these concepts, we’re developing a set of activities for kids to do in the classroom, at a museum, for a special event, or at home.”

The Ice Castle: An Adventure in Music comes complete with 30 black-and-white interior illustrations, challenge activities, and discussion questions. Penny’s novels are not only perfect for kids as fun reads, but also work as great educator tools. The book even has a Lexile Measure® of 800L.

Penny is available to host Lexicon Village events, Skype or visit classrooms, and help educators plan curriculums based around the concepts found in her books. Complete guides will soon be available online at theicecastle.net. Learn more about Pendred Noyce and the Lexicon Adventure Series at http://www.lexiconadventures.com or http://www.scarlettapress.com.
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