The Snowman (Paperback)

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    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 areThe Snowman , The Man , andThe 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.
    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.

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    ISBN 9780394884660
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
    Format Paperback
    Pages 32
    Publisher Date 1987-03-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Dragonfly
    Height 11.75 in
    Wdth 8.25 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.3 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Briggs, Raymond

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    • fast shipping, cute book

      This wordless book is super cute. I remember it from when I was younger and so I got it for my daughter.

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