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Author of the Month

Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists, illustrators, cartoonists and graphic novelists. Born in Wimbledon in 1934, he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that re no icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the cherished Snowman. The Snowman has been loved by generations of children, and has been adapted into a beloved film too.

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 will be released in 2016.

 Raymond has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children’s Book of the Year and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award for his Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme collection.

New from Raymond Briggs

The Bear - Raymond Briggs

One night a great big, white polar comes to stay with Tilly.

The bear's got black hooked claws and huge yellow teeth; but his white furry coat is warm and soft and Tilly decides he's the cuddliest thing in the whole world.

Tilly soon finds out that a big bear can cause big problems - he takes a LOT of looking after!



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