The year is XNUMX. Everything begins with the murder of the English sailor Jeremiah Perkins in the small Norwegian port of Havoysund - and the mysterious parcel that, just before his death, Perkins sent to Lady Elisabeth Faraday. Or perhaps the story starts earlier, with the discovery of some mysterious relics in an ancient medieval crypt. It's the discovery of these relics by the bad tempered professor Ulises Zarco that begins an unforgettable and unpredictable voyage aboard the Saint Michel. Like Captain Verne and his crew, Zarco and his assistant Adrián Cairo have travelled the entire world, facing all sorts of dangers. Accompanied by the young photographer Samuel Durango and two english ladies, no-one is prepared for the terrible mystery brewing around Bowen Island on the other side of the Arctic Circle. Like Sherlock Holmes said; "Once the impossible has been eliminated, what's left, however improbable, must be the truth."
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2013 National Award for Young Adult Literature.

2014 IBBY Honor List

2013 Celsius Award Finalist

2013 CCEI Literature Honor Diploma

2012 Best Young Adult Novel According to EL PAIS


Rights sold to Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Korea & Audiobook

ISBN: 978-84-683-1252-1
Code: 114713
Publication date: 13/12/2023
436 pages
Size: 13.0cm x 20.5cm. Paperback
Cover price: 12.70 
Theme:Children's / Teenage fiction and true stories
Mallorquí, César

César Mallorquí (Barcelona, ​​1953) studied Journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid and collaborated, among other publications, in the famous magazine La Codorniz. He also worked for many years in advertising as a creative, until in the early nineties he decided to dedicate himself to what was always his vocation: literature. He has won numerous awards, such as the EDEBÉ on four occasions, the Gran Angular 2000, the National award for Narrative Culture Viva 2007, the Hache award 2010 or the National award for Young Adult Literature 2013 for his extraordinary novel Bowen's Island. In 2015 he won the Cervantes Chico award in recognition of his literary career.

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