The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs (Hardback)
  • The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs (Hardback)
  • The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs (Hardback)
  • The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs (Hardback)
  • The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs (Hardback)
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The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages
Published: 18/10/2018

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Waterstones Says

Published in the year the original marks its 40th anniversary, award-winning author Michael Morpurgo’s Snowman crafts a truly magical new story of a dream made real inspired from Raymond Brigg’s classic.

Beloved children's author Michael Morpurgo has re-imagined Raymond Briggs' classic The Snowman for a new generation of readers.

One December morning, James is thrilled to wake up to see snow falling.

He spends the whole day making his perfect snowman; he has coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose... just like the snowman from his favourite story.

That night, something magical happens- the Snowman comes to life!

He and James take to the skies on a magical adventure where they meet someone very special.

Inspired by the timeless tale, Michael Morpurgo and Robin Shaw have created the perfect Christmas story for the whole family.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780241352410
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 222 x 162 x 19 mm


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In Raymond Briggs' story, a boy's dream comes true. Somehow, Michael Morpurgo makes Briggs' story come true. It's a delightful magic track. It has all the wonder of reading the Snowman for the first time. - Colin Firth

On seeing the cover for the very first time I felt just as James might have felt as he glanced out of the window at The Snowman for the first time. The magic of The Snowman never truly melts and in this adaptation Michael Morpurgo and Robin Shaw have faithfully honoured the spirit of the original story whilst adding a new magical lustre to appeal to a whole new, very lucky generation. - Emma O'Donovan, The Book Sniffer blog

Just wonderful! Loyal to the first story with fresh elements that flesh it out for older readers. A timeless tale, freshly made but with the same magic at its heart - just like a real snowman. It's rare that a remake is ever as good as the original but in this case, great care has been given to ensure it is both complementary and a tribute to the book that means so much to lots of people. - Alex Lloyd, Books with Baby blog

What a magical book! The Snowman is such a lovely read (for young and old alike) and has already made me excited for Christmas. It's truly heartwarming. - Hannah Timson, First News

The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo not only brings a much-loved tale to a new audience, it brings with it an extra layer of festive magic. We predict this book will fast become as much a part of every family Christmas as snuggling down with a hot chocolate to catch the classic animation on TV. - JUNIOR Magazine

Michael Morpurgo plays homage to the classic tale of The Snowman, bringing James, his family and snowy friend beautifully to life through his words, in a story to melt your heart. All the classic elements of the original story are here, in a book which will surely be at the heart of a magical Christmas for many families, to read alongside the picture book and the film. - Jayne Gould, Ipswich Children's Book Group

If anyone was going to give words to this classic, it had to be Morpurgo. A perfect book, perfect story, perfectly told. - Angels & Urchins

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“Magical retelling of a Christmas classic”

I read this retelling of Raymond Briggs’ ‘The Snowman’ with my 7 year old daughter and 3 year old son. They both listened avidly over several nights (it’s a novella), enjoying the illustrations and the fact that it... More

Hardback edition
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“A glorious re-telling”

I loved this. It is faithful to both the animated film and the original story by Raymond Briggs. I loved all the illustrations and the extra information we get about James' family.

Thank you so much for my... More

Hardback edition
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