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
Sam Gayton lives in South London.
In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University. His first book is 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).
Chris Riddell Biography
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an illustrator and political cartoonist for the Observer. Many of his children's books have won a number of major prizes including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Go