It is Autumn's final day at Redwall Abbey and two young creatures are waiting to greet some fabulous entertainers - the Travelling Thistledown Troupe! After the bounding brilliance of mole clowns, juggling otters, flying squirrels and a hedgehog magician - as well as a hearty winter feast - the Abbey youngsters are ready for their beds. There, mighty strong beast Bulbrock relates the tale of the mysterious Snow Badger who, legend has it, comes down to earth every winter to freeze the earth and make the stars shine bright. But young Bungo the mole is soon to discover that this is more than just a bedtime story. This magical tale is packed with all the elements that make Brian Jacques' Redwall series such a success and features sumptuous seasonal illustrations to satisfy the youngest fan. No Redwaller would want to be without it!