It was Benjamin Postlethwaite's job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It's the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever. From masterful storyteller, Michael Morpurgo, and world-class illustrator, Benji Davies, comes a magical new story. This truly beautiful tale will enchant readers of all ages.
A stunning new gift edition of The Snowman, re-imagined by beloved author Michael Morpurgo for a whole new generation of readers - now with beautiful full-colour illustrations. br>br>One December morning, James is thrilled to wake up to see snow falling.br>br>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.br>br>That night, something magical happens - the Snowman comes to life!br>br>He and James take to the skies on a magical adventure where they meet someone very special.br>br>Inspired by the timeless tale, Michael Morpurgo and Robin Shaw have created the perfect story for the whole family to share together as a new Christmas tradition. br>br>Praise for The Snowman: br>br>''In Raymond Briggs'' story, a boy''s dream comes true. Somehow, Michael Morpurgo makes Briggs'' story come true. . . it has all the wonder of reading The Snowman for the first time.'' - Colin Firth br>br>''If anyone was going to give words to this classic, it had to be Morpurgo. A perfect book, perfect story, perfectly told.'' - Angels & Urchins br>br>''The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo not only brings a much-loved tale to a new audience, it brings with it an extra layer of festive magic. We predict this book will fast become as much a part of every family Christmas as snuggling down with a hot chocolate to catch the classic animation on TV.'' - JUNIOR magazine>