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Raymond Briggs

  • 5 stars across 30 books
    Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. The biography of his parents in graphic novel form, Ethel & Ernest, became a bestseller in the UK, and an animated feature film based on the novel was released in 2016. He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother Goose Nursery Treasury and Father Christmas. In 2017 Raymond was awarded the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Sussex. Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. The biography of his parents in graphic novel form, Ethel & Ernest, became a bestseller in the UK, and an animated feature film based on the novel was released in 2016. He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother Goose Nursery Treasury and Father Christmas. In 2017 Raymond was awarded the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Sussex. Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. The biography of his parents in graphic novel form, Ethel & Ernest, became a bestseller in the UK, and an animated feature film based on the novel was released in 2016. He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother Goose Nursery Treasury and Father Christmas. In 2017 Raymond was awarded the Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Sussex.
    30th November 2015

    The Snowman

    Mum, Dad, Holly and Zak are so excited when it starts snowing. Rushing outside, they build a snowman, complete with but... More

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    9th December 1971

    The Elephant and the Bad Baby

    The Elephant and the Bad Baby is the classic story from Elfrida Vipont and Raymond Briggs. The Elephant takes t... More

    (8 reviews)
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    13th October 2003

    Father Christmas

    Father Christmas awoke from his dream of summer in the sun, and there is was on the calendar, December 24th, Christmas E... More

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    23rd September 2015

    The Snowman and the Snowdog

    The Snowman and The Snowdog is the much-anticipated sequel to The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. This enchantin... More

    (3 reviews)
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    6th October 2016

    The Bear

    One night a great big, white polar comes to stay with Tilly. The bear's got black hooked claws and huge yellow teeth; ... More

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    25th January 1973

    Jim and the Beanstalk

    A wonderful retelling from Snowman-author Raymond Briggs - Jim and the Beanstalk. A re-telling of the classic c... More

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    2nd March 2017

    UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age and His Search for Soft Trousers

    Ug and his parents live in the Stone Age. And that means stone blankets, stone cold food, an even colder cave and, worst... More

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    29th September 1977

    Father Christmas Goes on Holiday

    In this hilarious sequel from Raymond Briggs, author of The Snowman and inspiration for The Snowman and Snowdog, a still... More

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    1st October 2015

    The Snowman and the Snowdog Pop-up Picture Book

    A beautiful pop-up gift edition of the enchanting Snowman and the Snowdog animated film! Based on the animation for Chan... More

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    23rd September 2015

    The Snowman: The Book of the Classic Film

    Based on the classic film, fly away on a magical journey with The Snowman . After the snow settles on a cold wi... More

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