You’re going to love it. Your readers are going to love it. It’s so fascinating. It’s so timely.
I think it’s a great book that kids are going to read for a really, really long time.
- Colby Sharp,
Educator, Literary Expert, & Influencer
Educator Praise for The Ice House
"A well written book that must be included in every middle school classroom library!"
"This book would be an excellent choice for the many 21st-century kids who have experienced pandemics, wildfires, droughts, wars, and so on."
"Readers will immediately recognize the elements of pandemic life Sherwood mines for her debut novel, which successfully captures the turmoil of living far apart and unbearably close."-
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“A beautifully written novel about a world of mostly physical isolation and virtual connection that seems all too familiar [and that] readers will strongly relate to.”
—Dusti Bowling, author of Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
“Sherwood shows with gentleness and realism how happiness, creativity, and humor exist alongside tragedy and upheaval.”
"A gentle and thoughtful story about the magic that can be found in resilience, art, and most of all, friendship.
A very prescient book that will surely speak to young readers struggling to make sense of the upside down events of the past year.
Genuine and heartwarming."
- Jasmine Warga,
Newbery Award Winning Author of Other Words for Home