Published by Puffin on October 18, 2018
Genres: Christmas, Fiction, Retelling
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Beloved children's author Michael Morpurgo has re-imagined Raymond Briggs' classic
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.
When I saw this book, a retelling of The Snowman my go to Christmas book, my heart leapt into my mouth with excitement. I love Raymond Briggs originally storybook with its beautiful pictures and Christmassy atmosphere. I was intrigued to see how Michael would deal with this story.
The Snowman is inspired not only by the original but also by the movie and other bits and bobs. Yet despite the modernisation it is still a classic waiting to be consumed.
The illustrations dotted throughout the book add nicely to the story. And I loved that their inspiration is taken from Briggs original book.
This was a great festive read, and one that will be read every year by so many families from now on.