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Gina Inverarity

When the girl brought my bowl she was in and out through the door like she couldn't move fast enough. And when the lock clicked after her I found something she'd left. A knife. And not one for spreading butter, but a sharp one for slitting throats.

Locked in a cell by her stepmother, Snow grows small but she still grows. Even so, she's hardly a match for a world gone wild, where the sun has disappeared behind clouds for good. The night the hunter takes her into the forest with orders to cut out her heart, Snow makes him a promise she isn't sure she can keep. And then she runs.

Snow's life is no fairytale. As she grows up her path will take her into the mountains, over misty passes, desolate gorges and alpine rivers, as well as to the city, where she will make her case for the return of what is hers.

And her childish promise will not be forgotten.

A dark and lyrical Snow White retelling set in a post-climate-change world, Snow is a fairytale of the future.

Gina Inverarity worked for many years as an editor for a range of publishers. Her first children's book, The Brown Dog, was published in 2017. Gina owns a forest in New Zealand and hopes to live in it one day. For now she lives in Wellington with her partner and two daughters. Snow is her first young adult novel.

Praise for Snow
'Snow's voice drew me in deep from the very first page and held me fast until the end. An evocative, powerful story full of heart and spirit.' - Juliet Marillier, author of the Warrior Bards series

'Dark, enchanting and visceral. A classic fairytale brilliantly reimagined for our rapidly changing world.' - Margot McGovern, author of Neverland

Praise for The Brown Dog
'This is a beautiful, ultimately uplifting book that gently sends an important message.' - Australian

'Gina Inverarity's evocative text and Greg Holfeld's beautiful illustrations provide the perfect platform for young readers to think and talk about their feelings.' - HarperCollins

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Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743057001
Extent 208 pages
Price: AU$24.95 including GST
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