The Snowman The Book of the Film by Raymond Briggs
  

Synopsis

The Snowman The Book of the Film by Raymond Briggs

In 1982 Raymond Briggs's classic picture book The Snowman was made into an enchanting animated film, now loved by generations of children all over the world. This special gift set combines a magical story book illustrated with pictures from the film and an audio CD with readings by Andrew Sachs and music by Howard Blake, featuring the famous Christmas song, Walking in the Air , sung by Peter Auty.

About the Author

Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman.

He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother Goose Nursery Treasury and Father Christmas.

Raymond Briggs was awarded the BookTrust 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the body of work of an author or illustrator who has made an outstanding contribution to children's literature. The award was set up in 2015 to celebrate an author or illustrator's outstanding contribution to children's books. The first winner was Shirley Hughes, author of Dogger and the Alfie series, whilst Judith Kerr was awarded the accolade in 2016.

Discussing the impact of Raymond Briggs’ work, Judge Shami Chakrabarti said: "Raymond is a true artistic genius who has touched the hearts of millions of children of all ages. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and his particular style of illustration is unmistakable as are his understated and poignant words of narrative and dialogue. His talent expresses his values and with his choice and treatment of subjects he brings our history and contemporary challenges to life."

The biography of his parents in graphic novel form, Ethel & Ernest, became a bestseller in the UK; see below a trailer for the animated feature film based on the novel.

Raymond lives in Sussex.

Read more about Raymond Briggs here.

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Book Info

Format

Mixed media product
Contains CD-Audio and Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Raymond Briggs
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Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

4th October 2007

ISBN

9780141501710


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