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Father Christmas Goes On Holiday Paperback – 1 Oct 1983

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Picture Puffin; 1 edition (1 October 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140501878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140501872
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 21.6 x 25.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
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The summer is here and with it the thoughts of holidays, hot sun, sandy beaches and the chance to get away from it all. And nobody needs a holiday more than Father Christmas.

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Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. Born in Wimbledon Park in 1934, he studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, and went on to produce a treasure trove of work. He has created characters that are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. 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.He has won many awards over his career including the Kurt Maschler Award, The Children's Book of the Year, Dutch Silver Pen Award, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award twice for his Mother Goose Nursery Treasury and Father Christmas. Raymond lives in Sussex.%%%Raymond Briggs is one of our most respected and beloved artists. 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 are now icons for generations of children, including Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and, of course, the beloved Snowman. He 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. Raymond lives in Sussex.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A blooming great book ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great follow on for his original Father Christmas book
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