When Audrey and Ronny win the National Lottery, their troubles seem to be over. Bills can be met, the loan sharks paid off, and their cleaning and cowboy-builder jobs gleefully ditched off. But for Audrey, the matriarch of the Gateshead tower blocks and Ronny, the flamboyant dreamer, the winning ticket brings with it many other unforeseen changes.
Mr McCool is a polar bear on a mission to escape the zoo and travel back to his true home - the North Pole. With a human boy and a furry side-kick for company, Mr McCool sets sail. But the waters hold secrets, and hidden dangers.... Will they ever reach the dancing lights of the northern sky?