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Staff Pick

The Snowman is a timeless classic. Wonderfully sweet and nostalgic illustrations conjure all kinds of winterland memories and fantasies. It's wordless, so it's a lovely choice for even the littlest reader.
Recommended by Morgan R., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

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.  

About the Author

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.  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394839738
Author:
Briggs, Raymond
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Dreams
Subject:
Snow
Subject:
Cartoons and comics
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Stories without words
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
winter;snow;snowman;picture book;fiction;christmas;children s;snowmen;imagination;seasons;children;friendship;weather;fantasy;wordless book;picture;graphic novel;kids;adventure;no words;magic;dreams;children s books;holidays;children s fiction;children s
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
19781131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.93x8.55x.36 in. .77 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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The Snowman is a timeless classic. Wonderfully sweet and nostalgic illustrations conjure all kinds of winterland memories and fantasies. It's wordless, so it's a lovely choice for even the littlest reader.

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