Again, I am posting this story of “The Snowman.” May all have a blessed Christmas surrounded in love.
In 1978, English author, Raymond Briggs, published the story “The Snowman”. It is a wordless book using only illustrations to tell the story. The pictures are in full color and are in a hazy softness that hints of the falling snow that brings about the story that unfolds. A movie was made of the book in 1982 and has a different ending than the book but is also wordless except for one song that is sung, “Walking in the Air”. The movie is 26 minutes long.
The movie (and the book) came to my attention in 1982 when I was approached by our family hairdresser who asked if our two daughters, then 9 and 7, would like to assist her husband in the review of a new children’s movie. Her husband, Jay Boyer, was the movie critic for the Orlando Sentinel at the time. He would interview…
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