'Well,' said Nancy, 'You know what it's like. Dark at teatime and
sleeping indoors: nothing ever happens in the winter holidays.'
Nothing - except a polar expedition, full of mountain rescues,
blizzards, igloos, ice sailing and heroic work amidst the frozen
wastes. For Dick and Dorothea, newcomers to the lake, meeting up
with the Swallows and Amazons sweeps them into a wild adventure
where they must prove their worth to the team.