The Snowman (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934.At the age of 15, hewent 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: 9780394884660
ISBN-10: 0394884663
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication Date: August 12th, 1986
Pages: 32
Language: English