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Snowglobe

Written by Amy Wilson

Snowglobe Synopsis

The beautifully spellbinding and critically-acclaimed story of a thousand magical worlds from the author of A Girl Called Owl and A Far Away Magic. 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. 'One of the most purely original and imaginative children's books I have read this year' Piers Torday, author of The Lost Magician 'Amy Wilson is the rising star of children's fantasy' Telegraph Best Children's Books of the Year 'Beautiful prose, a wholly original premise and filled to the brim with fairytale magic. Perfect reading as the colder nights draw in' Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song 'A spellbinding adventure in a magical and darkly beautiful world . . . utterly captivating' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

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 captivating and exciting adventure full of mystery, icy magic and malevolence, but it is also a tender and insightful exploration of self-discovery, growing up, friendship and loyalty which cannot help but capture the hearts and imaginations of middle-grade readers. The perfect Christmas gift for young adventurers! * Lancashire Evening Post * This book would delight such fans of who are hoping to be entranced by a beautiful world of magic and mystery with a hint of danger. Snowglobe does just that. * Armadillo Magazine * This is such a cosy read for autumn, involving friendship and magical worlds contained within snowglobes * Bridlington Free Press * This compelling fantasy adventure features some formidable female characters and illustrates the importance of being true to yourself. * Booktrust * [A] triumph. Sprawling worlds and themes of magic, family and friendship and the whole story is wickedly clever and entrancing -- Ashley Booth, theteachingbooth.wordpress.com 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, alittlebutalot.wordpress.com A gloriously spellbinding fantasy adventure that shimmers and dances just like the contents of a festive snowglobe * ReadingZone * The most breathtakingly magical fantasy novel I've read in a very long time -- Stephanie Burgiss, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart This story will envelop readers in its beautiful icy world * LoveReading4Kids * 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 * Wilson is fast becoming one of my favourite storytellers. Snowglobe is full of imagination, generosity, adventure and warmth. -- Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars Wilson is conjuring up a reputation for darkly mystical stories based on myths and legends and this fast-paced adventure is perfect for dark winter evenings. * Daily Mail and Mail Online * Amy Wilson is the rising star of children's fantasy . . . her prose, like the star-studded landscape, never loses its shine -- Telegraph, Best Children's Books of 2018 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 Beautiful prose, a wholly original premise and filled to the brim with fairytale magic. Perfect reading as the colder nights draw in. -- Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509885800
Publication date: 18th October 2018
Author: Amy Wilson
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages

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.

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