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The Ice Castle

An Adventure in Music

by Pendred Noyce, Illustrations by Joan Charles

Mighty Media Press

  • juvenile fiction
  • action & adventure
  • concepts
The Ice Castle

Book Formats and Details

  • Paperback
    Publication Date 8/9/2012
    ISBN 978-0-9830219-6-4
    Retail Price $13.95
    Trim Size 5.5 x 8.25 in
    Page Count 448
    Image Count
    Reading Level Ages 9 to 12
    Rights Available World
    Rights Sold Chinese - simplified (China)
  • eBook
    Publication Date 8/9/2012
    ISBN 978-0-9830219-7-1
    Retail Price $12.95
    Trim Size N/A
    Page Count N/A
    Image Count
    Reading Level Ages 9 to 12
    Rights Available World
    Rights Sold


The return to Lexicon begins when Ivan and Daphne accidentally let their younger cousin, Lila, in on their secret world of Lexicon. Now they must track Lila through the frozen landscape to the Land of Winter where social status and freedom are determined by how well one sings.


Mom's Choice Awards ® 2012 Winner
- Gold (Juvenile Books Level 2, Ages 9-12)

The Ice Castle has many necessary ingredients that would entice young readers, i.e. adventure, fantasy, family members who don't get along, social commentary and a unique emphasis on music.
- Compass Book Ratings, 4 stars

There are puzzles to solve, traitors to catch, and friendships to forge. ...a well-written, thoughtful fantasy book that addresses issues of equality while providing interesting musical insights. Besides, it's a great adventure!
- Keen Readers

About the Author

Pendred Noyce is a physician, educator, and children’s author dedicated to science education. In 1992, she helped establish the Noyce Foundation in memory of her father, Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit (computer chip) and founder of Intel. The foundation supports math and science education for K-12 students. During nine years helping to lead a statewide math/science improvement effort in Massachusetts, Penny worked on standards, assessment, partnerships, teacher training, and parent involvement. During that period Massachusetts rose to become the top-scoring state in the US. Penny’s past published writing includes a 2011 book she co-edited for Harvard Education Press on formative assessment in math, science, and literacy. She is also the author of the award-winning middle-grade Lexicon Adventure series from Scarletta Press.

Joan Charles lives in Santa Monica, California. As a child she put on plays and puppet shows, wrote and illustrated a family newspaper, and played endless games of Parcheesi. Her favorite thing to do is draw and make up stories.

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