One of the Telegraph‘s children’s books of 2018:

I don’t know what Amy Wilson has running through her veins as she writes but I think it might really be magic – Snowglobe is one of the most purely original and imaginative children’s books I have read this year. Literally spellbinding (Piers Torday)

A spellbinding adventure in a magical and darkly beautiful world . . . utterly captivating (Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs)

A sparkling tale of love and friendship reminiscent of Diana Wynne Jones’s magical stories. Snowglobe shimmers with warmth, family and fairytale magic. (Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart)


Huge thanks to Macmillan Children’s, and especially to Rachel Vale and Helen Crawford White for making Snowglobe such a work of art, both on the outside and on the inside.

More reviews

The perfect middle grade magical fantasy. It’s beautifully written in flowing prose . . . by the end, you’re almost breathless! (The Bookbag)

Amy is the crowned queen of magical middle grade . . . I devoured it! Full of real emotion and gorgeous imagery, with family and friendship firmly at its heart (Sarah Driver, author of The Huntress trilogy)

Amy Wilson spins magic with her words. Spellbinding. Brilliant. I loved it! (Eloise Williams, author of Gaslight)

The most breathtakingly magical fantasy novel I’ve read in a very long time (Stephanie Burgiss, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart)

There’s magic, darkness, light, friendship, tolerance, acceptance and wonder. You can’t read this book and not what to see the inside of one of these snowglobes (Steph,

[A] triumph. Sprawling worlds and themes of magic, family and friendship and the whole story is wickedly clever and entrancing (Ashley Booth,

This is such a cosy read for autumn, involving friendship and magical worlds contained within snowglobes (Bridlington Free Press)