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Written by Amy Wilson

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

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Frozen hearts melted in an icy tale of magic and adventure.

Amy Wilson continues to make her mark as an author of sparklingly original fantasy adventures for the young, and Snowglobe makes magical reading. Clementine’s mother disappeared when she was just two, and now ten years later, Clem is a shy, lonely girl, bullied at school for some unpindownable otherness. Wandering alone through the small town where she and her father live, she discovers a strange old house, and in it an even stranger woman. In rooms filled with enchanted snowglobes Clem makes a friend, and is offered the chance to bring back her mother too, if she is brave enough. A story of spells and sibling rivalries, of embracing who you are no matter what others think, and as much about loyalty, steadfastness and love as The Snow Queen or Tam Lin, this story will envelop readers in its beautiful icy world.

Andrea Reece

Snowglobe Synopsis

When daydreamer Clementine discovers a mysterious house standing in the middle of town that was never there before, she is pulled towards it by the powerful sense of a mother she never knew. The place is full of snowglobes, swirling with stars and snow and each containing a trapped magician, watched over by Gan, the bitter keeper of the house. One of these is Dylan, a boy who teases her in the real world but who is now desperate for her help. So Clem ventures into the snowglobes, rescuing Dylan and discovering her own powerful connection to the magic of these thousand worlds. Vowing to release the magicians from the control of their enchantments, Clem unknowingly unleashes a struggle for power that will not only put her family, but the future of magic itself in danger. Snowglobe by Amy Wilson is a beautifully spellbinding story from the author of A Girl Called Owl and A Far Away Magic.

Snowglobe Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This is a great, magical adventure, and a story about friendship and forgiveness. I would recommend this book to my friends, and we will be buying copies to share. Full review

Richie Upchurch (Age 11)

Snowglobe Press Reviews

Original and compelling . . . an unexpected tale of grief, magic and monsters -- Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars, on A Far Away Magic

A story of wild winds and bitter frosts with the warmth of friendship at its heart -- Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song, on A Girl Called Owl

[A] triumph. Sprawling worlds and themes of magic, family and friendship and the whole story is wickedly clever and entrancing -- Ashley Booth,

There's magic, darkness, light, friendship, tolerance, acceptance and wonder. You can't read this book and not what to see the inside of one of these snowglobes -- Steph,

The most breathtakingly magical fantasy novel I've read in a very long time -- Stephanie Burgiss, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

Amy Wilson spins magic with her words. Spellbinding. Brilliant. I loved it! -- Eloise Williams, author of Gaslight Amy is the crowned queen of magical middle grade . . . I devoured it! Full of real emotion and gorgeous imagery, with family and friendship firmly at its heart -- Sarah Driver, author of The Huntress trilogy

The perfect middle grade magical fantasy. It's beautifully written in flowing prose . . . by the end, you're almost breathless! * The Bookbag *

A sparkling tale of love and friendship reminiscent of Diana Wynne Jones's magical stories. Snowglobe shimmers with warmth, family and fairytale magic. -- Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart

A spellbinding adventure in a magical and darkly beautiful world . . . utterly captivating -- Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

I don't know what Amy Wilson has running through her veins as she writes but I think it might really be magic - Snowglobe is one of the most purely original and imaginative children's books I have read this year. Literally spellbinding  Piers Torday

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ISBN: 9781509885800
Publication date: 18/10/2018
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509885800
Publication date: 18th October 2018
Author: Amy Wilson
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, General Fiction

About Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson has a background in journalism and lives in Bristol with her young family. She is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Creative Writing and is the author of the critically acclaimed novels A Girl Called Owl – nominated for the CILIP Carnegie medal – and A Far Away Magic. Snowglobe is her third novel for Macmillan. Photo credit Christopher Ratcliffe

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