A bestselling adventure book for children with a detective twist.
The narrator, schoolgirl Martina, wants a canine friend more than anything else. When she finally gets one, it is a problematic white dog that is deaf and quite wild. Called Snowy, this troublemaker is disliked by most of the people in Martina’s village. So, it is no wonder that, one day, she finds him dead in a roadside ditch. Could Snowy’s death have been intentional? Martina and her friends Franta, Kája and Viktor become detectives, searching for the culprit. What they discover during their investigation may have nothing to do with the white dog…
Who Killed Snowy shares certain plot points with Soukupová’s latest novel for adults, Nejlepší pro všechny (Best for Everybody). The two books complement each other, creating a unique reading experience for parents and children.
“As with her novels for adults, Soukupová uses concise language. With a minimum number of words, she is able to capture the situation and communicate its atmosphere. At the same time, she presents a credible view into how children think.”
“Known for her pessimistic probes into the ordinary lives of suffering characters, this author does not present a rose-tinted view of the world, even in her work for children. […] This smart story, set in a village where only five children travel together to school by bus, will enchant young readers.”