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Sam Gayton

Sam Gayton lives in Margate. In 2009 he completed the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa University and not long after published his first book, The Snow Merchant.He loves American novels, Italian food and the English countryside. When he's not writing, he likes playing old board games, strumming his guitar and joining as many rock bands as possible (currently at seven).

Books by Sam Gayton


A wildly inventive tale filled with adventure, humour and lots of fleas. You'll be itching to read on. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Award 2016Winner of the West Sussex Children's Story Book Award

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The brand-new novel from exciting new voice, Sam Gayton. About a very small girl, desperate to find her way home . . .

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The Snow Merchant

The Snow Merchant is a fantastic, hugely imaginative, quirky debut by Samuel Gayton. It's a story of alchemy, family and an astonishing new creation, snow.

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