Thursday 12 November 2020

November Book of the Month - Where Snow Angels Go by Maggie O'Farrell and Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini (illus.)

Have you ever woken up suddenly, in the middle of the night, without knowing why?

Cover of Where Snow Angels Go

Where Snow Angels Go is the extraordinary and compelling modern fairy tale from award-winning storyteller Maggie O'Farrell, with gorgeous illustrations by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini. Read more about this perfectly wintery tale below, and make sure to watch our snowy trailer, and try our snowflake-filled activity sheets.  

Sylvie wakes one night, suddenly, without knowing why. Then she sees the most spectacular sight – a pair of wings, enormous in size, made of the softest snow-white feathers imaginable. An angel in her bedroom … a snow angel. 

He tells her that he is here to look after her, for Sylvie is not as well as she seems... Many months later, as Sylvie recovers from her illness, she longs to see her snow angel again. He saved her life, after all. There is so much she wants to tell him, so much she wants to know. Will he ever come back to her? And how can Sylvie make sure that everyone she loves has their own snow angel, to keep them safe, too?

Praise for Where Snow Angels Go:

Where Snow Angels Go has been chosen as the Independent Bookshops' Children's Book of the Month for November. Read more here

 “Daniela Jaglenka's shimmering watercolours bring an extra layer of magic to O'Farrell's comforting fable, as Sylvie's snow angel wraps his soft wings around her like a blanket when she is ill, or appears as feathery sea foam when the sea overcomes her. This is O'Farrell's first book for children but it is an assured classic.” – ‘Childrens Books’, The Irish Times (Weekend)

“Maggie O’Farrell’s first children’s venture, a long-read picture book, is a meditation on risk and resilience with beautiful, timeless illustrations from Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini … The perfect winter story.” – The Times (Saturday Review)& The Times Ireland

a gorgeous, modern-day fairytale picture book” - ‘Top Reads for Children this Christmas’, The Irish Independent

“the perfect embodiment of a Christmas story with soul” - Stylist

Click here to download our Where Snow Angels Go activity sheets. 

Watch our snowy trailer for Where Snow Angels Go, now available from all good booksellers!