Raymond Briggs, creator of children’s book ‘The Snowman,’ dies at 88

“The Snowman,” a picture book that tells the story of a boy whose snowman comes to life, sold millions of copies worldwide and became an Oscar-nominated film. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-08-10 19:54:52 UTC ]
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Snowman author Raymond Briggs dies aged 88

Beloved creator of Fungus the Bogeyman and Father Christmas brought a distinctive strain of melancholy to the genre• The Snowman, the Bogeyman and Father Christmas: the world of Raymond Briggs – in pictures• Raymond Briggs obituary• Share your tributes and memories of Snowman author Raymond... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Drusilla Park Jones, founder of a former antique children’s book shop in Baltimore, dies

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Three Raymond Briggs books that helped make the graphic novel respectable

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Charlotte Pomerantz, Inventive Children’s Book Author, Dies at 92

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Leonard Kessler, children’s author whose books endured, dies at 101

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Leonard Kessler, Colorful Children’s Book Author, Dies at 101

He crafted tales of everyday life for early readers. His “Mr. Pine’s Purple House,” first published in 1965, later inspired a new publishing company — and Jeff Bezos. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Jerry Pinkney, Acclaimed Children’s Book Illustrator, Dies at 81

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Beverly Cleary, Beloved Children’s Book Author, Dies at 104

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Kathleen Duey, a Mentoring Children’s Book Author, Dies at 69

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Albert Uderzo, a creator of the beloved comic book character Asterix, dies at 92

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Raymond Briggs's final book, which faces death 'head-on', due this year

Collection of short pieces, which has been in the works for more than a decade, takes stock of The Snowman author’s lifeRaymond Briggs is one of the UK’s most beloved children’s authors, the creator of characters from The Snowman to Fungus the Bogeyman. But in his forthcoming book Time for... Continue reading at The Guardian

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