Where Snow Angels Go

Where Snow Angels Go

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Have you ever woken up suddenly, in the middle of the night, without knowing why? Best-selling and award-winning author of Hamnet, Maggie O'Farrell weaves an extraordinary and compelling modern fairy tale about the bravery of a little girl and the miracle of a snowy day.

Sylvie wakes one night, suddenly, without knowing why. Then she sees the most spectacular sight - a pair of wings, enormous in size, made of the softest snow-white feathers imaginable. An angel in her bedroom ... a SNOW angel! He tells her that he is here to look after her, for Sylvie is not as well as she seems... Many months later, as Sylvie recovers from her illness, she longs to see her snow angel again. He saved her life! There is so much she wants to tell him, so much she wants to know! Will he ever come back to her? And how can Sylvie make sure that everyone she loves has their own snow angel, to keep them safe, too?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 72 pages
  • 220 x 260 x 15mm | 585g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406391999
  • 9781406391992
  • 17,494

Review quote

Maggie O'Farrell's first children's venture, a long-read picture book, is a meditation on risk and resilience with beautiful, timeless illustrations from Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini [...] The perfect winter story. * The Times & The Irish Times * This tale addresses children's fears for themselves, but also their impulse to make others safe. Tender and reassuring, in the images and the text, it feels timely for 2020, but has the magic of such classic Christmas tales as The Snow Queen, The Snowman and It's a Wonderful Life. * The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Ireland * [...] a gorgeous, modern-day fairytale picture book. * The Irish Independent * A longer length picture book for older children, it has a feel of a contemporary fairytale and a real sprinkle of Christmas magic, enhanced by Terrazzini's gorgeously detailed art and lavish production values.

Fiona Noble also featured Where Snow Angels Go in her introduction calling it one of her two 'winter treats' in 2020. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * 'As perfect as a snowflake. As magical as snow. Maggie O'Farrell has written an instant classic that will live on in the hearts and imaginations of readers.' * M. G. Leonard *
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About Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell is an award-winning Irish-British author. Her books for adults have received international acclaim; she has won the Women's Prize for Fiction for Hamnet, the Betty Trask Award for her debut novel After You'd Gone, the Somerset Maugham Award in 2005 for The Distance Between Us, the 2013 Costa Novel Award for The Hand That First Held Mine and her non-fiction book I Am I Am I Am reached number 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Her book Hamnet won the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2020 and was named Waterstones Book of the Year. It has sold over 700,000 copies in the English language to date, spent sixteen weeks in the top ten in 2020 and went to number 1 in paperback. Hamnet has also been translated into over 31 different countries worldwide. Where Snow Angels Go is her first book for children. Find her online at maggieofarrell.com

Daniela Terrazzini studied Fine Art in Milan and moved to London to study Photography at The London College of Printing. She is now an illustrator of both detailed paintings and graphic surface patterns. She has illustrated The Night I Met Father Christmas by Ben Miller and The Seeing Stitch by Jane Yolan. Follow her on Twitter as @DJTerrazzini and Instagram as @danielajterrazzini.
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186 ratings
4.35 out of 5 stars
5 52% (96)
4 35% (65)
3 11% (20)
2 3% (5)
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