Where Snow Angels Go

By Maggie O'Farrell

Illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

Have you ever woken up suddenly, in the middle of the night, without knowing why? Best-selling and award-winning storyteller Maggie O'Farrell weaves an extraordinary and compelling modern fairy tale about the bravery of a little girl and the miracle of a snowy day.

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?

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406391992
  • Published: 05 Nov 2020
  • Price: £14.99
  • Size: 250 x 210 mm
  • Pages: 72

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Customer reviews


'Featured in ‘The best books to read your children in 2020’' The Independent

'Featured in the Belfast Telegraph.' Belfast Telegraph

'A longer length picture book for older children, it has a feel of a contemporary fairytale and a real sprinkle of Christmas magic, enhanced by Terrazzini’s gorgeously detailed art and lavish production values. Fiona Noble also featured Where Snow Angels Go in her introduction calling it one of her two ‘winter treats’ in 2020.' The Bookseller

'‘As perfect as a snowflake. As magical as snow. Maggie O’Farrell has written an instant classic that will live on in the hearts and imaginations of readers.’' M. G. Leonard

'"Beautifully written and gorgeously atmospheric. It's both heart-warming and tear-jerking and has all the tell-tale signs of a future classic. A perfect, magical Christmas story."' Sarah Crossan

'"An enchanting, emotive and magical piece of work that transported me, both courageous and comforting, playful and elegant. It totally conjured up so many feelings and evoked sensation and memory of how it feels to be a child."' Laura Dockrill

'Jaglenka Terrazzini’s glorious and magisterial illustrations steal the show here, though, with the complexities of the relationship between angel and child captured sensitively and unsentimentally at every turn. This beauty should sweep the board as this year’s Christmas gift book.' CBI

'Maggie O’Farrell’s first book for children is just lovely. Crystalline prose, a tender tale, a suspenseful story about where magic meets science. A perfect Christmas book for 5 + with touches of A Wonderful Life.' Amanda Craig

'"Maggie O'Farrell recognises the fears of children, and offers them loving comfort with a story written straight from the heart … and the illustrations are glorious!"' Vivian French

'Where Snow Angels Go is a tender and magical story, told in O’Farrell’s characteristically beautiful, witty prose which is matched perfectly by Daniela Terrazzini’s sweepingly lovely artwork.' Anna James

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