"February 2007, First American Edition" stated on copyright page; David Fickling Books publishers, Oxford & New York; smaller hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Hugo Pepper, orphaned by polar bears, is raised in the Frozen North by the Runter-Tun-Tuns. At 12, he sets the sled Compass of the Heart to home, Firefly Square in Harbour Heights. Editor-blackmailer Elliot and snoopy Cressida are evicting the neighborhood. But Hugo's gran was pirate Brimstone Kate - her treasure awaits. Drawn in intricate amazing detail.