The Snowman: The Book of the Classic Film by Raymond Briggs


The Snowman: The Book of the Classic Film by Raymond Briggs

This is a brand-new edition of the classic story, The Snowman. One winter's day a boy builds a Snowman. That night, the Snowman comes to life! Together they go on a breathtaking and magical journey, until the sun comes up and it's time to go home...Raymond Briggs' classic tale was turned into an animation that has delighted generations of children. This new edition of the story features artwork from the film accompanied by words, and an audio CD of a wonderful narration by Matthew Macfadyen. Be sure to look out for the brilliant new story, The Snowman and the Snowdog, too!

About the Author

Raymond Briggs

'Raymond Briggs was born in Wimbledon Park, London, in 1934. His father, Ernest, was a Co-op milkman for over thirty years and was awarded a certificate when he retired. His mother, Ethel, was 'in service' for over twenty years but received no certificate. At the age of ten, Briggs passed 'The Scholarship' and went to the local Grammar School. Here he had daily speech lessons and learned to become middle class. After five years he was awarded 'The School Certificate'. At the age of fifteen he went to the local art school and after two years he was awarded 'The Intermediate Art Certificate'. After two further years studying painting he was awarded 'The National Diploma of Design (in Painting) Certificate'. He was then conscripted into the army where he attained no rank but was awarded a certificate saying 'Excused Boots'. He studied painting for two more years at the Slade School of Fine Art and here he was awarded 'The Diploma of Fine Art (London University) Certificate'. Since leaving the Slade in 1957 and failing as a painter, he has been a freelance illustrator, book designer and writer producing what are known as 'children's' books. For work in this field he has been awarded several certificates....'

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Book Info


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


Raymond Briggs
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Publication date

1st October 2015



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