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Blooming Books

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Beginning with his first published illustration in 1958 and continuing through to the work he continues to produce today,this is a stunning and diverse exploration of the work of this unique and brilliant artist. Commentaries by the journalist Nicolette Jones accompany extracts and, in some cases, complete picture books, reviewing the background to Briggs's work and its un ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 2nd 2003 by Transworld Publishers
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Pete Bangs
Not recommended in some ways for anyone who dreams of being an illustrator. The story of how the curmudgeonly Briggs almost fell into the life by a series of accidents and good fortune is sure to make wannabe illustrators more than a little jealous.

Great book, beautifully illustrated, though a little cramped compared to the beautiful john Burningham volume. It would have benefited from more space.
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Raymond Redvers Briggs is an English illustrator, cartoonist, graphic novelist, and author who has achieved critical and popular success among adults and children. He is best known for his story "The Snowman", which is shown every Christmas on British television in cartoon form and on the stage as a musical.

His first three major works, Father Christmas, Father Christmas Goes on Holiday (both featu
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The Snowman Father Christmas Fungus the Bogeyman When the Wind Blows Ethel and Ernest

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