The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

Where Snow Angels Go by Maggie O’Farrell announced as November Children's Book of the Month

02/11/2020
Where Snow Angels Go

The Booksellers Association has announced Where Snow Angels Go written by Maggie O’Farrell and illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini as its Children’s Book of the Month for November. 

The first children’s book from the Women’s Prize winning author of Hamnet, Where Snow Angels Go tells the story of Sylvie, a little girl who wakes up to find a Snow Angel in her bedroom, there to protect her. Months later, she longs to find her Snow Angel again to thank him and tell him everything that has happened. Will he ever come back? And how can she make sure everyone has a Snow Angel to look over them? Where Snow Angels Go is published by Walker Books and is available in bookshops now. 

Author Maggie O’Farrell said on the book’s selection, “Over the past few months, during discussions about what we were most looking forward to when lockdown ended, browsing in a good independent bookshop came pretty high on my list, every time.  What is it that makes a independent bookshop so beguiling? The smell, perhaps, of fresh paper and newly printed ink. The tables of hand-picked, much-loved reads, stacked up and waiting. The individuality of the décor, wall art, armchairs, rugs. The lure of the well-stocked, carefully curated shelves. The opportunities to covertly people-watch and eavesdrop on other customers. More than anything, of course, it’s the booksellers themselves: committed, driven, hard-working, inspiring experts whose aim in life is to put the right book into your hands. I have discovered many favourite reads by asking these people what they recommend; my shelves at home would be seriously denuded without their input. So thank you, independent bookshops. I’m glad your doors are open once more.”

Independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland will be promoting Where Snow Angels Go throughout November, both in-store and on social media. The Booksellers Association will be supporting the promotion of the Children’s Book of the Month through social media and promotional material.