DEBUT >>> WHERE SNOW ANGELS GO Written by Maggie O’Farrell Illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini >

* The debut children’s book from master storyteller Maggie O’Farrell […]

* The debut children’s book from master storyteller Maggie O’Farrell *


Written by Maggie O’Farrell
Illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

Walker Books | 5 November 2020
Hardback | £14.99 | Ages 5+

Praise for Maggie O’Farrell’s writing…
‘A rare talent to enthral’ Sunday Times
‘A masterful gift for storytelling’ Observer

In Maggie O’Farrell’s debut picture book for children, the best-selling and multi-award-winning author weaves an extraordinary and compelling modern fairy tale about the bravery of a little girl and the miracle of a snowy day. Drawing on Maggie’s Sunday Times Number One memoir I Am, I Am, I Am – as well as her latest highly acclaimed novel Hamnet, currently shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction – Where Snow Angels Go grew from a bedtime story Maggie told her own children and has a strong sense of family at its heart. Publishing as a lead title for Walker this winter with beautiful and haunting illustrations painted by the internationally acclaimed artist Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, Where Snow Angels Go is set to become a timeless classic loved by generations to come.

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?

Maggie O’Farrell is the author of the Sunday Times Number One bestselling memoir I AM, I AM, I AM, and eight novels for adults: AFTER YOU’D GONE, MY LOVER’S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award, and HAMNET, which is currently shortlisted for the Women’s Fiction Prize. WHERE SNOW ANGELS GO is her first book for children. She lives in Edinburgh. Find her online at

Daniela Terrazzini studied Fine Art in Milan and moved to London to study Photography at The London College of Printing. She is now an illustrator of both detailed paintings and graphic surface patterns. She has illustrated The Night I Met Father Christmas by Ben Miller and The Seeing Stitch by Jane Yolan. Follow her on Twitter as @DJTerrazzini and Instagram as @danielajterrazzini.

About Walker Books
Home to books for all ages, Walker Books publishes many award-winning authors, illustrators, and literary franchises including Anthony Horowitz, Angie Thomas, Cassandra Clare, Lucy Cousins, Anthony Browne, Patrick Ness, Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, and Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford. Walker Books is part of the vibrant international Walker Books Group that includes Walker Books Australia; Candlewick Press in America and its new division, Walker Books US; and Walker Productions.