This carefully crafted ebook: "ICE QUEEN (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "The early dusk of a December day was fast changing into darkness as three of the young people with whose adventures this story is concerned trudged briskly homeward. The day was a bright one, and Aleck, the oldest, who was a skilled workman in the brass foundry, although scarcely eighteen years of age, had given himself a half-holiday in order to take Kate and The Youngster on a long skating expedition down to the lighthouse" When the brass foundry, where eighteen year old Alex Kincaid works, is gutted in fire, he and his sister Kate and youngest sibling Jim choose to relocate to their uncle's home two hundred miles away in Cleveland. They plan to skate over the solidified Great Lakes with their provisions and their faithful dog Tug. But all of this is not as simple as it sounds. The children must face the threat of starvation, harsh winter, separation and great psychological duress to achieve any success. Read on! Ernest Ingersoll (1852-1946) was a renowned American naturalist, writer and explorer.