Robin Shaw

The Snowman: A full-colour retelling of the classic
  • The Snowman: A full-colour retelling of the classic

  • A stunning new gift edition of The Snowman, re-imagined by beloved author Michael Morpurgo for a whole new generation of readers - now with beautiful full-colour illustrations.

    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 story for the whole family to share together as a new Christmas tradition.

    Praise for The Snowman:

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

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

    '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 (Author) Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books, many of them award-winning. His best-known work, War Horse, was adapted into a multi-Oscar-nominated film by Steven Spielberg and into a widely acclaimed play. In 2003 Michael became the third Children's Laureate, a position he helped to create with the poet Ted Hughes. With his wife Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children, and for their pioneering work they were both awarded the MBE in 1999. In 2017 he was awarded a knighthood for services to literature and charity.

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