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The Snowman book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Illustrated in full color, this is a wordless story. The pictures have. The Snowman. By Raymond Briggs . and the Snowdog: Read & Listen Edition · The Snowman · Jim and the Beanstalk. See all books by Raymond Briggs. This edition of the classic tale from Raymond Briggs features artwork from the film , accompanied The Snowman and the Snowdog (a picture book with words).
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About The Snowman A young boy and his wintertime friend share a magical night of friendship, fun, and flying in this award-winning, wordless story. Also by Raymond Briggs. See all books by Raymond Briggs. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Related Links Click here to see the inside of this page!
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The 30th anniversary Blu-ray does not use any of the openings but includes all three openings as a bonus feature. The song " Walking in the Air " is sung in the film by chorister Peter Auty ,  who was not credited in the original version. He was given a credit on the 20th anniversary version. The song was covered three years later by Welsh chorister Aled Jones in a single which reached 5 in the charts in the United Kingdom.
Jones is sometimes incorrectly credited with having sung the song in the film. Though the boy in the book is unnamed, in the film he is named "James". This is clear on the tag for the present he receives from Father Christmas.
The name was added by Joanna Harrison, one of the animators, as it was her boyfriend's later her husband name. In the film, the boy's home seems to be in the South Downs of England, near to Brighton ; he and Snowman fly over what appears to be Brighton; the Royal Pavilion and Palace Pier are clearly depicted. Later in the film, the tag on his present confirms this. Raymond Briggs has lived in Sussex since The film was produced using traditional animation techniques, consisting of pastels, crayons and other colouring tools drawn on pieces of celluloid, which were traced over hand drawn frames.
For continuity purposes, the background artwork was painted using the same tools. The Snowman was originally released in by Palace Video. It has been re-released various times by Palace and later Polygram Video , after Palace went out of business. The special edition peaked at 3 in the Video Charts.
A new minute special titled The Snowman and the Snowdog aired on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve at 8pm GMT, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original short and of Channel 4. Produced at the London-based animation company Lupus Films,  with many of the original team returning, the sequel was made in the same traditional techniques as the first film, and features the Snowman, a new little boy and a snow dog, flying over landmarks and going to another party.
The idea of a sequel had been resisted by Raymond Briggs for several years, but he gave his permission for the film in The sequel was dedicated to the memory of producer John Coates ,  who died in September , during its production.
The original book has a slightly different plot. While the first half of the story remains exactly the same, James and the snowman do not visit Father Christmas. In fact, all of the Christmas elements of the film were not present in the story. Notably, the boy's family does not have a Christmas tree in the house.
After the snowman comes to life, they proceed to explore the boy's house. After they see the family car and play with the lights, James prepares a feast that the duo eat by candlelight. Here, the snowman takes James outside again, and they begin to fly.
Once James and the snowman take flight, they only fly as far as the pier seen in the film. They stop there and wait for the sunrise. They hurry back, as the sun is rising, and James hurries inside again, like in the film. The finale does not show James finding the scarf in his pocket, as they never made the trip to Father Christmas, but he finds the snowman melted in the same fashion. Random House published an edition for the United States.
The Snowman has also been made into a stage show.
It was first produced by Contact Theatre , Manchester in  and was adapted and produced by Anthony Clark. It had a full script and used Howard Blake's music and lyrics. This book is packed full of sketched illustrations in color. This is a beautiful Christmas book that can be read by all ages and any time of the year. View all 10 comments. Oct 19, David Schaafsma rated it it was amazing Shelves: A wordless masterpiece, which I experienced first through the silent film, with this original introduction.
If you are the least down today, see this now: But I have the book right here, too. It's there story of a boy who builds a snowman that comes alive and takes him soaring through the countryside night air. I must have read and seen this first in , when Sammy was born. This is one of the virtues of getting older and rereading favorite picture books, A wordless masterpiece, which I experienced first through the silent film, with this original introduction.
This is one of the virtues of getting older and rereading favorite picture books, reliving those memories. The musical score is gorgeous. We have an early snow here in Chicago, piles of the stuff, snow on snow on snow, as they say, that I glance at as I read the book as the film rolls and the music play.
Time for hot chocolate? There's a David Bowie-introduced version, too, very sweet. Nov 29, Anastasia Fitzgerald-Beaumont rated it it was amazing. How can one review a book like The Snowman, a story without words?
What follows is my own experience, my appreciation of a story that gave me so much pleasure over so many years. There are stories and experiences from childhood that we all recall with some fondness. Even if we do not bring them to mind they are in our hearts, a warm glow that never dies.
It is the things we learn and love in innocence that have the greatest resonance. I was reminded recently of Heidi , a book for children and those who love children by the Swiss author Johanna Spyri. It was my grandfather who introduced me to the Snowman. I must have been, oh, about four years old. It was before I went to school anyway. It was near Christmas, that much I do remember. The Snowman in question is a story book, pictures without words by Raymond Briggs, another book for children and those who love children.
Like Heidi it tells of a bond, this time between a little boy and the snowman he builds one wintry afternoon in his garden. By magic it comes to life; by magic the boy and the snowman fly. It was made into an animated film by Channel 4, one of our terrestrial television companies, with a sublime score by Howard Blake.
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When I was growing up it was broadcast every Christmas; perhaps it still is. With us watching it became an annual event. The holiday simply would not have been the same without it, as if there was no Christmas tree, no lights and no watch night service in church. By far the best bit is the flying sequence. In the animation it is accompanied by Walking in the Air , a song that still makes me teary with nostalgia; We're walking in the air We're floating in the moonlit sky The people far below are sleeping as we fly I'm holding very tight I'm riding in the midnight blue I'm finding I can fly so high above with you Far across the world The villages go by like dreams The rivers and the hills, the forests and the streams Children gaze open mouthed Taken by surprise Nobody down below believes their eyes We're surfing in the air We're swimming in the frozen sky We're drifting over icy mountains floating by Suddenly swooping low On an ocean deep Rousing up a mighty monster from his sleep And walking in the air We're dancing in the midnight sky And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly We're walking in the air We're walking in the air.
There was one Christmas — I was now about six I think — we spent in our family cottage in the north of Scotland, a really remote spot in Easter Ross. It snowed, heavily. I built my own snowman in the garden with a little help from father. It was as big as me, that I remember clearly, with an old hat on his head and a scarf around his neck. I waited and waited for him to come to life.
I so wanted to fly like the boy, to go to the North Pole and dance with Father Christmas and all of the other snowmen.
My snowman remained frozen in the garden, mute and unmoved. But he came alive in my dreams that night. And — who knows?
It was for me. The Snowman was the gateway. View all 6 comments. Mar 05, Matthieu rated it it was amazing Shelves: Childhood anemones. Feb 03, Raha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Truly beautiful wordless picture book.
I really enjoyed this book and would strongly recommend it to everyone. This was a beautiful, gentle story that translated into a magnificent cartoon with music but without words that airs on tv every Christmas in the UK. This book was a real sea change for Briggs whose previous cartoon books include a doleful biography of his parents to their death, nuclear war and creatures that love boogers - much more dark humour than this magical tale of the snowman.
View all 5 comments. Feb 01, Jim Erekson rated it it was amazing Shelves: I always really liked this book so I should have voted 4 stars , but this past winter my year-old son Alma Down Syndrome, autism fell in love with it. He reads it daily, and wants me to read it with him sometimes. He loves that we can pull out the video or turn the soundtrack on on Spotify. When I watch him, he adores the pages drawn comic-style, with 16 boxes of sequential art per page.
But then the next day he'll be poring over one of the wide spreads with just one drawing! So now I love I always really liked this book so I should have voted 4 stars , but this past winter my year-old son Alma Down Syndrome, autism fell in love with it.
So now I love this book. Yes, I wish Alma could talk, but a wordless picture book is such a good match that I'm grateful for a genre that 'speaks' to my boy. Nov 29, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: A wordless beginner book that tells a magical story of a boy and his snowman. My Nephew loves this story and it might be why he still loves snowmen so much.
The pair of the boy and snowman share a magical evening together exploring the world and flying through the night.
It must have been a really warm day because that snowman melted away really really fast. It is told in panels like a comic so I think this story was ahead of its time. I can't believe I've never read this before.
My Nephew gave A wordless beginner book that tells a magical story of a boy and his snowman. My Nephew gave this 5 stars and my Niece gave it 3 stars.
It's a lovely gentle book. Apr 02, kian rated it it was amazing. Jun 24, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: It's difficult to review a book of which there are no words, and instead the story is told through a series of beautiful illustrations.
I remember being captured by the magical world of The Snowman, and equally impressed by the tv adaption. For younger children, the tv version is perhaps more suited until they are old enough to appreciate the beauty of the wordless story. View 1 comment. Dec 13, Manybooks rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I know that Raymond Brigg's The Snowman is considered a modern classic and probably one of the first really universally popular wordless picture books.
And while I do in fact find the story mildly amusing, both the picture sequences and the story line itself have never and in any way wowed me.
To me, the illustrations actually seem mostly rather vague and washed-out lacking both expression and boldness of style , and the story sequence itself, while definitely fun and imaginative, has always I know that Raymond Brigg's The Snowman is considered a modern classic and probably one of the first really universally popular wordless picture books.
To me, the illustrations actually seem mostly rather vague and washed-out lacking both expression and boldness of style , and the story sequence itself, while definitely fun and imaginative, has always seemed a bit too outrageous and unbelievable, at least for my personal taste.
In fact, the eponymous snowman does not really appear to be a snowman at all anymore once he enters into the little boy's house or later, when he and the boy take to the air I have always thought him more akin to a man clad in a snowman suit than a bona fide magical snow entity.
And while I personally have never been all that much bothered about the rather problematic ending, I can certainly see how a very sensitive child might be negatively affected parents, caregivers etc. That being said, The Snowman is a clever and generally enchanting tale, and one that could be a fun and usuable tool for individual storytelling, discussions and the like for example, in a first, second or third grade language arts classroom, teachers might consider using the illustrations for writing assignments, even oral presentations.
But on a personal level, The Snowman ranks but two stars, and once again makes me realise that Rayond Briggs is simply not my proverbial cup of tea.
Dec 14, Abigail rated it really liked it Recommends it for: English artist and picture-book creator Raymond Briggs, whose comic-book tale of a grouchy Father Christmas won the Kate Greenaway Medal in , utilized the same style sans words in this story of a boy and his snowman, first published in In the Snowdog parody, each illustration is explained to the reader, with nothing left to the imagination.
The real innovation is the wordlessness. I have a warmth of nostalgia for The Snowman as I remember the short animation from when I was a child. This scarf closely resembles the one given to the boy towards the end of the film. The 30th anniversary Blu-ray does not use any of the openings but includes all three openings as a bonus feature.
This book will get you right into Christmas mood. Community Reviews. Ships from and sold by site.