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Greenaway winner in 1973.
Really funny. A great twist on the father Christmas story, really funny with some breath-taking illustrations. (0-5)
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Father Christmas awoke from his dream of summer in the sun, and there it was on the calendar, December 24th, Christmas Eve, the start of his longest night's work of the year. This book was awarded The Library Association's Kate Greenaway Medal.
'Blooming Christmas here again', says Father Christmas on December 24th. as he prepares his sacks of toys, his sledge, his reindeer ( Keep still you silly deers') for a whirlwind night delivery to cottage, palace, igloo. A humorist and painter here explores the comic strip technique with brilliant inventiveness Already a classic — deservedly.
|Publication date:||25th September 1975|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
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 ...More About Raymond Briggs