Cristal Snow
Kati Vuorento
Publication date
October 2020
Format info
192 pp.

Penny Peanutheart and the Wretched Banishment Cake

Penni Pähkinäsydän ja kauhea kadotuskakku

When you have a big heart, it can break all too easily…

Penny, a fairy tot the size of a thumb, is annoyed when know-it-all fairy boy Sean Samuel Starfish moves into her next-door neighbour’s house for the summer. Penny and her friends declare war on the unbearable scamp and they immediately get to work on baking a banishment cake. But the recipe isn’t straight-forward: the cake dough requires Sean Samuel’s hair, laughter, and tears. And, when the cake is finally ready, Penny is no longer sure why the boy needs banishing at all…

Penny Peanutheart and the Wretched Banishment Cake is a delicate, warm, and humorous story that draws readers into the fascinating world of fairies.

Cristal Snow’s debut novel marks the start of a series following the lives of Penny and her friends in Windsnest Woods.

“The best stories start coming together long before they enter the world finalised, beautiful, and complete. Cristal Snow mulled over this story for a long time and, when it was ready to be told, he managed to find everything the reader could possibly need. The key ingredients of his book are the power of imagination, a warm narrative, and authenticity, as well as the emotions it evokes in its reader on their journey, including: love; irritation; and grief. I immediately knew that this is the fairy tale I have always secretly longed for; I simply didn’t know it existed.” Saara Tiuraniemi, Publisher, Tammi



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