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    Father Christmas (Paperback) By (author) Raymond Briggs, Illustrated by Raymond Briggs

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    DescriptionRaymond Briggs' Christmas classic - the wonderful and hilarious Father Christmas. Father Christmas awoke from his lovely dream of summer in the sun, and there it was on the calendar, December 24th, Christmas Eve - the start of his longest night's work of the year! This book was awarded The Library Association's Kate Greenaway Medal, and has been a firm favourite ever since its first publication. It has also been turned into a much-loved animation. Raymond Briggs studied at Wimbledon Art School, the Central School of Art and the Slade. Many of his books are now classics and some - The Snowman, Father Christmas, Father Christmas Goes on Holiday and When The Wind Blows - have been made into successful films. Raymond Briggs lives in Sussex. Other books by Raymond Briggs: The Snowman; The Snowman Buggy Book; The Snowman Sound Book;The Elephant and the Bad Baby; Father Christmas; Fungus the Bogeyman; Raymond Briggs' Christmas Little Library; The Father Christmas it's a Bloomin' Terrible Joke Book; Jim and the Beanstalk; and, Father Christmas Goes on Holiday.


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    Title
    Father Christmas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Raymond Briggs, Illustrated by Raymond Briggs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140501254
    ISBN 10: 0140501258
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC E4L: F5+
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5HC, 5AF
    BIC subject category V2: YBCH
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC children’s book marketing category: B3M79
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12100
    Libri: ENGM3100, BILD4700, ENGL1805
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: BILD5080, WEIH2002, WEIH2700
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV017010, CKB042000
    LC classification: PZ7.B7646 FAT 1984, PZ7.B7646F
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YBCH
    BIC E4L: YGN, F5
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5AF
    BIC E4L: YER, YPO
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5HPD
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Puffin Books
    Publication date
    01 August 1977
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Raymond Briggs studied at Wimbledon School of Art, the Central School of Art and the Slade. Many of his books are now classics and some: THE SNOWMAN, FATHER CHRISTMAS, FATHER CHRISTMAS GOES ON HOLIDAY and WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, have been made into highly successful films. Raymond Briggs lives in Sussex.
    Review text
    First of all, Santa Claus (or Father Christmas as the British call him) is bald. Secondly, as anyone who has ever contemplated his December 24th work load must have guessed, he's a little disgruntled about the whole ruddy business. Briggs projects Santa's day in comic strip sequence and balloon monologue, from his waking from a dream of sun through his grumpy dressing, breakfast, packing up and departure ("Blooming snow. . . I hate winter. . . Keep still you silly deers. . . tally ho!"), his delivery rounds ("blooming chimneys. . . blooming snow. . . blooming aerials"), past a milkman (' "Still at it mate?' 'Nearly done' ") to a drop at the palace, and at last home to his hot bath and "lovely pud" and "good drop of ale" - and of course "happy blooming Christmas to you too." You don't have to be British to take to this very human Father Christmas - but it helps to have an open eye for all the throwaway background detail. (Kirkus Reviews)