The History of the Snowman

Author: Bob Eckstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416951121

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 5099

Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved, with all the evidence long since melted? The snowman appears everywhere on practically everything -- from knickknacks to greeting cards to seasonal sweaters we plan to return. Whenever we see big snowballs our first impulse is to deck them out with a top hat. Humorist and writer Bob Eckstein has long been fascinated by this ubiquitous symbol of wintertime fun -- and finally, for the first time, one of the world's most popular icons gets his due. A thoroughly entertaining exploration, The History of the Snowman travels back in time to shed light on the snowman's enigmatic past -- from the present day, in which the snowman reigns as the King of Kitsch, to the Dark Ages, with the creation of the very first snowman. Eckstein's curiosity began playfully enough, but soon snowballed into a (mostly) earnest quest of chasing Frosty around the world, into museums and libraries, and seeking out the advice of leading historians and scholars. The result is a riveting history that reaches back through centuries and across cultures -- sweeping from fifteenth-century Italian snowballs to eighteenth-century Russian ice sculptures to the regrettable "white-trash years" (1975-2000). The snowman is not just part of our childhood memories, but is an integral part of our world culture, appearing -- much like a frozen Forrest Gump -- alongside dignitaries and celebrities during momentous events. Again and again, the snowman pops up in rare prints, paintings, early movies, advertising and, over the past century, in every art form imaginable. And the jolly snowman -- ostensibly as pure as the driven snow -- also harbors a dark past full of political intrigue, sex, and violence. With more than two hundred illustrations and a special section of the best snowman cartoons, The History of the Snowman is a truly original winter classic -- smart, surprisingly enlightening, and quite simply the coolest book ever.
Detective and mystery stories



Author: Jo Nesbø,Günther Frauenlob

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548281230

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 488

View: 8703

7. Folge mit dem älonesome wolfä Harry Hole aus Oslo: Es geht um Morde, die meistens Frauen treffen, die ihren Männern ein Kind untergeschoben haben. Zu ihnen kommt äder Schneemannä. Schliesslich geraten auch Hole und seine Ex Rakel ins Visier des Mörders.

The Snowman

Harry Hole 7

Author: Jo Nesbo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409089657

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 6430

NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING MICHAEL FASSBENDER 36 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE Soon the first snow will come A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Outside, he sees her favourite scarf – wrapped around the neck of a snowman. And then he will appear again Detective Harry Hole soon discovers that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. And when the snow is gone... When a second woman disappears, Harry’s worst suspicion is confirmed: a serial killer is operating on his home turf. ...he will have taken someone else
Juvenile Fiction

Lisa and the Snowman

Author: Coby Hol

Publisher: North South Books

ISBN: 9780735811997

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9576

Charming and simple illustrations mark a portrait of the wonderful day that Lisa has in the snow, as she creates a snowman and finds the perfect way to complete her work of love. Reprint.
Juvenile Fiction

Eloise and the Snowman

Author: Lisa McClatchy,Tammie Lyon,Kay Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689874510

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1368

When snow starts falling in New York City, Eloise skips breakfast to rush out to Central Park to build a snowman.

The Snowman

Author: Jorg Fauser

Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press

ISBN: 1904738966

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 3173

Paranoid fast paced thriller, how not to get rid of some Peruvian flake.
Juvenile Fiction

The Snowman

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 072327259X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5743

The Snowman audio ebook is based on the much-loved and iconic children's book, The Snowman, written by Raymond Briggs. This enchanting ebook tells the story of a small boy's magical friendship with a snowman one winter's night and is illustrated with beautiful images from the original Snowman film. On Christmas Eve 2012, the Snowman's 30th anniversary, the much-anticipated sequel, The Snowman and the Snowdog, was broadcast on Channel Four. Watched by 11 million people, it is set to become a family festive favourite for many years to come.
True Crime

The Falcon and the Snowman

A True Story of Friendship and Espionage

Author: Robert Lindsey

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504038355

Category: True Crime

Page: 359

View: 5771

This fascinating account of how two young Americans turned traitor during the Cold War is an “absolutely smashing real-life spy story” (The New York Times Book Review). At the height of the Cold War, some of the nation’s most precious secrets passed through a CIA contractor in Southern California. Only a handful of employees were cleared to handle the intelligence that came through the Black Vault. One of them was Christopher John Boyce, a hard-partying genius with a sky-high IQ, a passion for falconry, and little love for his country. Security at the Vault was so lax, Boyce couldn’t help but be tempted. And when he gave in, the fate of the free world would hang in the balance. With the help of his best friend, Andrew Daulton Lee, a drug dealer with connections south of the border, Boyce began stealing classified documents and selling them to the Soviet embassy in Mexico City. It was an audacious act of treason, committed by two spoiled young men who were nearly always drunk, stoned, or both—and were about to find themselves caught in the middle of a fight between the CIA and the KGB. This Edgar Award–winning book was the inspiration for the critically acclaimed film starring Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn—a true story as thrilling as any dreamed up by Ian Fleming or John le Carré. Before Edward Snowden, there were Boyce and Lee, two of the most unlikely spies in the history of the Cold War.
Juvenile Fiction

The Snowman

Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241352428

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6322

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.

Sadie and the Snowman

Author: Allen Morgan,Brenda Clark

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 0919964788

Category: Snowmen

Page: 31

View: 9529

Sadie's snowman survives the summer in this compelling story.
Juvenile Fiction

Frosty the Snowman

Author: Kenny Loggins

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607346710

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 8811

An enchanting interpretation of the magical wintertime song, including a special recording by Kenny Loggins. Featuring spectacular art by Wade Zahares, and the CD, with the title song and two others, the picture book will captivate young readers.
Juvenile Fiction

Frosty the Snowman

Author: Annie North Bedford

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780307001481

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6908

The children create Frosty the Snow Man and have great fun with him in the snow.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Frank Frazetta's Adventures of the Snowman

Author: Frank Frazetta

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 161655763X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 88

View: 7337

Informed by WW2 propaganda, Frank Frazetta's earliest work is still as artistically nuanced and socially complex as it is innocent. Now, for the first time ever, witness the first complete story from a modern master with Frank Frazetta's The Adventures of the Snow Man! The Adventures of the Snowman first appeared in Tally Ho comics in December of 1944 when Frazetta was only 15 years old. This is the first time it has been repinted.

Frosty the Snowman

Author: Landoll, Incorporated

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781569872864

Category: Snowmen

Page: 32

View: 9225

Frosty the snowman comes to life after the children put an old black top hat on his head.
Juvenile Fiction

Harold the Snowman

Author: Cliff Thompson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483419266

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3910

From all appearances, Harold the Snowman looks just right. He has coal for a mouth, the customary pipe, a cozy scarf, and he stands tall at just the right height. But if you look closer, you’ll see that Harold is shivering from the cold wind coming off the snow. You may even notice rivers of tears streaming from poor Harold’s eyes. Harold is scared—but why? Can a snowman really be afraid of — snow? An incredible thing happens to Harold, something that makes him stop crying. A friend is just what Harold needs, and there’s no better friend to a snowman in need than jolly old Saint Nick. Santa spies the sad snowman from way high above, quickly diverts his trip, and lands his sleigh next to Harold. As Harold catches his breath, dear old Santa Clause tells Harold something important. Harold may not be afraid of the snow after all. There may be something very important that can warm Harold’s frightened heart. Can you guess what it is?
Juvenile Fiction

Raymond Briggs' The Snowman

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780679994435

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5279

When his snowman comes to life, a little boy invites him home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside.

Dr. Joe and the Snowman

Author: Steve Riedel

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1613461151

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 8361

Having been fired from his job and now ensnared in ethical misconduct, Dr. Joseph Doyle, a former high school hockey player, wants a chance to rebuild his career in clinical psychology. But opportunities are few and far between for psychologists on professional probation. When Art Bowen offers Joe a job as Dakota Citys lone therapist, Joe is back on the ice. Or so he thinks. What Joe doesnt know is that he will be in a face off against an oversized fiberglass snowman. While it may sound strange for a psychologist to be in competition with a snowman, this is no ordinary snowman. Snowman, as he is affectionately called, has personal charisma, and unlike Joe, he knows how to beat the stigma that stands between people and mental health services in this small town.
Juvenile Fiction

Olga the Cloud and the Snowman

Author: Nicoletta Costa

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1532402856

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

View: 8341

In the winter, Olga has some work to do When the children build a snowman, he gets very lonely when they go to bed. Luckily, Olga the Cloud is there to keep him company. But when the sun comes out, can Olga keep him from sweating? This book is part of the Olga the Cloud series. Each 12-page story features the charming cloud in simple situations, perfect for teaching babies and toddlers. Olga the Cloud stories were originally published in Italian and are now brought to English audiences in ebook editions. Xist Publishing is proud to present the Olga the Cloud Books to a new generation of children. By bringing beloved stories from diverse cultures to new audiences, Xist Publishing celebrates childhood in all its beautiful forms. We hope your children will enjoy these stories and discover a lifetime love of reading and love for all the people and creatures of the world.