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Macmillan Children's acquires a brrrrrlliant new title

by Louisa Klein

Macmillan’s Children’s Books fiction editor Emma Young has just acquired world rights in all languages for “After the Snow” by Sophie Crockett, following a “hotly contested” auction.

After the Snow
tells the story of 15-year-old Willo as he tries to survive, alone, in an endlessly wintery environment.
Young said: “Everyone here at Macmillan Children’s Books felt that Willo’s extraordinary and endlessly affecting voice transported this gripping adventure firmly into prize-winning territory. Naive, bright, immensely entertaining—he is a character to treasure and to remember.”
Crockett added: “The winter of 2009 was extremely hard. I asked myself: what would happen if winter never ended?”.
Macmillan is to publish in hardback in the first half of 2012, with the US to publish simultaneously.

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