Raymond Briggs


Born
in Wimbledon, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom
January 18, 1934

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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 featuring a curmudgeonly Father Christmas who complains incessantly about the "blooming snow"), and Fungus the Bogeyman, were in the form of comics rather than the typical children's-book format of separate text and illustrations. The Snowman (1978) was entirely wordless, and illustrated with only pencil crayons. The Snowman became Briggs' best-known wo
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Average rating: 4.2 · 30,293 ratings · 1,963 reviews · 110 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Snowman

4.29 avg rating — 15,551 ratings — published 1978 — 64 editions
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Father Christmas

4.30 avg rating — 3,593 ratings — published 1973 — 29 editions
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When the Wind Blows

4.24 avg rating — 2,204 ratings — published 1982 — 20 editions
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Fungus the Bogeyman

4.11 avg rating — 2,010 ratings — published 1977 — 9 editions
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Ethel and Ernest

4.16 avg rating — 2,318 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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Father Christmas Goes on Ho...

4.20 avg rating — 327 ratings — published 1975 — 10 editions
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Jim and the Beanstalk

3.79 avg rating — 386 ratings — published 1970 — 11 editions
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Gentleman Jim

3.64 avg rating — 396 ratings — published 1981 — 8 editions
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Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone...

3.63 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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The Bear

4.07 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
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The 11 Best Family Stories at Christmas

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