‘A delightful compendium thatbrings together language, culture and adventure through frozen landscapes as itshares the meanings behind 50 words for snow, gathered from around the globe.’ -Â TheHerald, Christmas Books 2020
Snow. Every language has its own words for thefeather-like flakes that come from the sky. In Japanese we find Yuki-onna – a’snow woman’ who drifts through the frosted land. In Icelandic fallsHundslappadrifa – ‘big as a dog’s paw’. And in Maori we meet Huka-rere – ‘oneof the children of rain and wind’.
From mountain tops and frozen seas to city parksand desert hills, writer and Arctic traveller Nancy Campbell digs deep into themeanings of fifty words for snow. Under her gaze, each of these linguistic snowcrystals offers a whole world of myth and story.