The Snow Angel, a standalone novel by award-winning children’s author Lauren St John will be published this Christmas by Head of Zeus’ new Zephyr imprint.
Fiona Kennedy, Publisher of Zephyr, acquired world rights from Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates.
Set in Africa and the Scottish Highlands, The Snow Angel tells the story of Makena, a Kenyan girl whose dream is to climb mountains. When her life is shattered, she embarks on a quest for a place she can call home. The Snow Angel is a deeply moving novel about love, loss and slum ballet. It will be illustrated by artist, Catherine Hyde.
Fiona Kennedy said ‘Working with Lauren is always a delight and a privilege. I’m so happy she entrusted me with The Snow Angel, which has all the hallmarks of an instant classic, for Zephyr’s first list. This is a beautiful book in every way, one that readers will treasure and return to time and again.’
Lauren St John said ‘The Snow Angel is about the world’s forgotten children, the power of nature to heal and connect, and about the ties that bind us all. I’m thrilled that Fiona and Zephyr will be publishing it.’
Catherine Clarke said ‘The Snow Angel is a beautiful, powerful story which does not shy away from darkness but is also full of hope and joy. I look forward to seeing this future classic on the Zephyr list.’
Lauren St John is the bestselling author of The White Giraffe, Laura Marlin Mystery and One Dollar Horse series. She won the Blue Peter Book of the Year in 2011. Lauren grew up on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, the subject of her memoir Rainbow’s End.
The Snow Angel will be published on 5th October 2017. For more information contact Suzanne Sangster on Suzanne@headofzeus.com
The Snow Angel
Publication date: 5th October 2017
Price: £10.99 hardback