ISBN 9780241352441 – Puffin – Penguin UK Paperback 112 pp – Oct 2019
Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books, many of them award-winning. His most well-known work, War Horse, was adapted into a multi-Oscar nominated film by Steven Spielberg, and a widely-acclaimed play at the National Theatre.
In 2003 Michael became the third Children’s Laureate, a position he helped 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.
A magical re-imagining of The Snowman from one of our most acclaimed writers, and inspired by Raymond Briggs’ classic story.
When James wakes to see snow falling one December morning, he is delighted and rushes outside to make a snowman. With coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose, he is perfect and James can hardly bear to go inside and leave him. In the middle of the night, he wakes and creeps out to see his Snowman again – and to his amazement, the Snowman comes to life… This special tale of true Christmas magic will bring everyone’s favourite childhood festive character to a brand new audience.