Why does Ivar's family always send him away at Christmas?
Why are they so poor, when they work so hard?
What is the black cat's secret?
Ivar is determined to discover the truth -- but soon finds himself in terrible danger.
A lively, slightly scary tale for Christmas and New Year, based on a traditional fairy-story and retold by Carnegie medal-winning writer Susan Price
with atmospheric illustrations by Andrew Price.
Originally published by A&C Black, this is an excellent gift for Christmas' quieter moments.