Macmillan's Children's Books has won rights to After the Snow by Sophie Crockett.
After the Snow tells the story of 15-year-old Willo as he tries to survive, alone, in an endlessly wintery environment.
Crockett said: "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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