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The Snowman (Hardcover)

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    Illus. in full color. A wordless story. The pictures have "the hazy softness of air in snow. A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night. The experience is one that neither he nor young 're......more

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Illus. in full color. A wordless story. The pictures have "the hazy softness of air in snow. A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night. The experience is one that neither he nor young 'readers' will ever regret or forget."--(starred) Booklist.

Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934. At the age of 15, he went to Wimbeldon Art School to learn how to draw, as he wanted to become a cartoonist. But there he was told that cartooning was not a profession for gentlemen and that he ought to be a painter. Raymond then went on to the Slade School in London to study painting as a full-time student. During his spare time, he began work on a portfolio of illustrations of all kinds, including jackets and a wide selection of drawings to take to publishers. After illustrating for advertising, newspapers and books, Raymond discovered that book illustration inspired him the most, since it offered far greater variety and freedom than anything else. Raymond has always found it unfavorable to sustain a consistent illustration style for a long period of time. He is always seeking to try something else new and different with his work. Some of Raymond's best known works are The Snowman , The Man , and The Bear . The setting for The Snowman is based on Raymond's own house and garden, which is in Sussex, England at the foot of South Downs, a few miles from Brighton.

Author:
Briggs, Raymond
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
32
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date:
10/01/1989
Copyright Year:
1978
ISBN:
9780394839738
Height:
11.75 in
Wdth:
8.5 in
Thickness:
0.25 in
Unit weight:
0.75 lb
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  • Snowman

    This is a wonderful book for children and adults alike. Completely without words, the author allows us to form our own ideas on what is happening to the little boy and his beloved snowman. It is happy and sad at the same time. The pictures are lovely and the expressions on the faces of the boy and the snowman are hauntingly poignant. We wonder if what happens is real or just a dream but the little surprise at the end reveals clearly that magic and Christmas love truly are a reality.

  • Beautiful Book

    Great addition for the snowman collector. Good gift anytime, not just during the holidays!

    sph1 from Titusville, Florida, Apr 30, 2007

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