The Snow Merchant
Written by Sam Gayton
Illustrated by Chris Riddell
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The Snow Merchant is a fantasy filled with family secrets, magical transformations and wild adventure. Join Lettie on her journey to uncover the true meaning of snow, family and friendship. A gripping debut.
The Snow Merchant by Sam Gayton
This new edition has artwork from award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell. Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion. Nothing incredible has ever happened to her, until one winter's night, when the night the Snow Merchant comes. He claims to be an alchemist - the greatest that ever lived - and in his suitcase, he carries his newest invention: snow.
A tale of self discovery, family and friendship...an inventive and accomplished debut. -- Daniel Hahn Independent on Sunday
A germ of JK and a pinch of Pullman. TES
A very promising debut novel from Gayton, full of fairytale and fun, which should appeal to Lemony Snicket fans. -- Sally Morris Daily Mail
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Andersen Press Ltd
2nd October 2014
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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