Annotations for First Light


Baker & Taylor
When Peter travels from New York City to Greenland to help his parents on an expedition to study global warming, he meets Thea, a girl living in a deep underground community of Gracehope, who turns to Peter for aid in helping her cousin, Mattias, after he is injured during their perilous trek to the surface.

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Baker & Taylor
When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland for his father's research, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life, and begins an adventure he never imagines possible.

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Random House, Inc.
Peter is thrilled to join his parents on an expedition to Greenland, where his father studies global warming. Peter will get to skip school, drive a dogsled, and-finally-share in his dad's adventures. But on the ice cap, Peter struggles to understand a series of visions that both frighten and entice him.

Thea has never seen the sun. Her extraordinary people, suspected of witchcraft and nearly driven to extinction, have retreated to a secret world they've built deep inside the arctic ice. As Thea dreams of a path to Earth's surface, Peter's search for answers brings him ever closer to her hidden home.

Rebecca Stead's fascinating debut novel is a dazzling tale of mystery, science and adventure at the top of the world.

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