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The Snow Merchant

Written by Sam Gayton

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Key Stage 2 Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical

LoveReading View on The Snow Merchant

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 Synopsis

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.

The Snow Merchant Press Reviews

A tale of self discovery, family and inventive and accomplished debut. -- Daniel Hahn Independent on Sunday

A delightful debut...full of action and invention. -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783441778
Publication date: 2nd October 2014
Author: Sam Gayton
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical

About Sam Gayton

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).

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