Written by
Joe O'Brien
Illustrated by
Jean Texier
Alfie Green and the Snowdrop Queen

It’s Christmas Eve in Budsville and Alfie Green wishes it would snow.
Only the Snowdrop Queen can help his wish come true.

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76 pages
177x130 mm

It’s Christmas Eve in Budsville and Alfie Green wishes it would snow.

There is one person who can help his wish come true – the Snowdrop Queen. But she lives near the top of the Perilous Peaks in Arcania. This is a place too dangerous for his friends, the tools, who often help him on his adventures in Arcania. So how can Alfie get there? Maybe Santa will help…

Joe O'Brien lives in Ballyfermot in Dublin with his wife and children. He is the author of nine books featuring Alfie Green, a boy who can talk to plants. For older readers he has written three books about Danny Wilde and his Littlestown Crokes GAA team, Legends' Lair (about Charlie Stubbs and his dreams of becoming a soccer player) and one fantasy novel, Beyond the Cherry Tree. He has appeared on RTE's The Den, TV3's Ireland AM and many radio shows. He regularly holds readings in bookshops and libraries around the country.


'Will charm and entertain . . . a very special seasonal adventure.'

Sunday Independent

'Ideal for the newly independent reader.'

Clare Champion

'a great read for the younger members of the family.'

Waterford News & Star

'Just the book for age 6+'

Irish Examiner

'A Christmas Eve tale of Santa and Rudolf'

Irish Times
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