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The Snow Merchant

By Sam Gayton
Illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Snow Merchant is fantastic, hugely imaginative and quirky. This new edition features all-new artwork from award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell.

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' - Independent on Sunday 'A delightful debut...full of action and invention' - The Sunday Times 'A germ of JK and a pinch of Pullman' - TES

  • A delightful debut...full of action and invention.' The Sunday Times
  • With all-new artwork from acclaimed illustrator Chris Riddell, winner of the Costa Children's Book Award and two Kate Greenaway Medals
  • Winner of the Tower Hamlets Book Award

About the author

Sam Gayton lives in Margate. In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University and not long after published his first book, The Snow Merchant. He loves American novels, Italian food and the English countryside. When he's not writing, he likes playing old board games, strumming his guitar and joining as many rock bands as possible (currently at seven).

About the illustrator

Chris Riddell is an acclaimed Artist Biography of children’s books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. Amongst other titles, Chris illustrates the Ottoline young fiction series and the Goth Girl series, as well as working closely with Paul Stewart on the Edge Chronicles and Wyrmeweald. Children's Laureate from 2015-2017, he has won many awards for his work, including the Nestlé Gold Award, the UNESCO Award for Something Else and the rare honour of three Kate Greenaway Medals.

ISBN: 9781783441778
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 2, 2014
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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