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The Snowman
Raymond Briggs

This wintery picture-only tale tells the story of a boy and his snowman, who suddenly comes to life. Together they travel to the north pole and meet father Christmas and his raindeers. Home again, the weather has changed and the boy’s friend begins to melt…

The beautifully illustrated picture book gave way to an award-winning short film adaptation by Dienne Jackson (1982) and a great variety of teaching material, which is available on the internet. As the movie features the song “Walking in the Air” by Howard Blake, the text is suitable for interdisciplinary teaching with the subject of Music.

· · 1978

Critical edition

Briggs, Raymond. The Snowman. Dragonfly, 1986. 32 pp., ISBN 9780394884660

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  • Award-winning
  • Classic
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Students can identify with the text