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The Snowman and The Snowdog eBook

Thirty years ago this Christmas, Channel 4 broadcast The Snowman - an enchanting animated film that follows the adventures of a young boy and a truly remarkable Snowman, adapted from author and creator Raymond Briggs' iconic children's book The Snowman published by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Children's.

This December will see Lupus Films, some of whose team worked on the Oscar nominated original film, introduce The Snowman and The Snowdog - a brand new sequel to the classic that will premiere on Channel 4 this Christmas.

To celebrate, Puffin will be publishing an audio eBook based on the film read by English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, star of BBC's Sherlock. The narration for the eBook has been crafted by both Puffin and Lupus Films.

Benedict Cumberbatch explains, "The magic of The Snowman is universal for every generation; as is the thrill of a first encounter with snow. And in this new story, to bring the Snowdog to life for new young readers was a joy. I hope it will become as much of a Christmas tradition as the beautiful original was when I was a boy."

Publication Date: 29th December 2012

Available to pre-order on Apple, Nook and Kindle devices

Price: £4.99

Age: 3 - 5 years

The Snowman 30th Anniversary DVD

Academy Award nominee The Snowman has captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation of families across the globe. Now, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in high definition as The Snowman: 30th Anniversary Edition is released on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Raymond Briggs' stunning sketches of a young boy and his magical snowman are beautifully animated and accompanied by a legendary score featuring the unforgettable ‘Walking in the Air' sung by Aled Jones.

Fans of The Snowman will be able to get closer to the characters than ever before with a host of special ‘making of' bonus features.

The Snowman: 30th Anniversary Edition is released on Blu-Ray and DVD and available to buy now.

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