The Penguin Podcast: Michael Morpurgo and Katy Brand

The author of the bestselling The Snowman joins Katy Brand on The Penguin Podcast.

December 21st

Michael Morpurgo has written a new version of ‘The Snowman’ inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs which is now 40 years old. The author of 130 books including War Horse, Michael tells Katy why Christmas is so special. If you’re not feeling festive this will definitely get you in the mood with Michael’s special objects including a family Santa Claus decoration with an amazing history.

  • The Snowman

  • Beloved children's author Michael Morpurgo has re-imagined Raymond Briggs' classic The Snowman for a new generation of readers.

    One December morning, James is thrilled to wake up to see snow falling.

    He spends the whole day making his perfect snowman; he has coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose... just like the snowman from his favourite story.

    That night, something magical happens- the Snowman comes to life!

    He and James take to the skies on a magical adventure where they meet someone very special.

    Inspired by the timeless tale, Michael Morpurgo and Robin Shaw have created the perfect Christmas story for the whole family.

    The Snowman is the perfect festive read for ALL the family!

    For little ones: The Snowman board book
    For younger children: The Snowman classic picture book with no words
    For younger readers: The Snowman and Snowdog (a picture books with words

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