Winter's Child by Angela McAllister
  

Synopsis

Winter's Child by Angela McAllister

When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every day, Tom hardly notices that spring doesn't come - until he realises the terrible effect of unending winter is having on the countryside and his sick grandma. His friend is Winter's child, and for the seasons to go on the friends must say goodbye until next year.

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McAllister's fairy tale is based upon an idyllic friendship between two young boys, Tom and a supernatural child who, unknown to the former, is the son of Winter. They play so well together that they wish winter will never end. Winter's Child out-stays his natural season to please Tom, but there is a near fatal price to be paid by his continuing presence. Winter's Child has to leave Tom to allow for the return of Spring. In painting, drawing and digital imaging, Baker-Smith creates a sequence of intricate glittering illustrations

About the Author

Angela McAllister

ANGELA MCALLISTER is the author of over 70 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for Yuck! That's Not a Monster! and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for My Mum has X-Ray Vision. Her picture book, Leon and the Place Between has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins and Peter Bailey.

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Format

Paperback
40 pages

Author

Angela McAllister
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Author's Website

www.authorsalouduk.co.uk/an...

Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st October 2014

ISBN

9781783701629


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