Fiction

Schneemann

Harry Holes siebter Fall

Author: Jo Nesbø

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548290096

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

View: 5490

History

The History of the Snowman

Author: Bob Eckstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416951121

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 763

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.

Der Schneemann

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783848900534

Category:

Page: 32

View: 1920

Fiction

The Snowman

Harry Hole 7

Author: Jo Nesbo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409089657

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 6607

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

Raymond Briggs' The Snowman

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780679994435

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3090

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

The Snowman

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 072327259X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7269

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.
Snowmen

Sadie and the Snowman

Author: Allen Morgan,Brenda Clark

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 0919964788

Category: Snowmen

Page: 31

View: 8405

Sadie's snowman survives the summer in this compelling story.
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: 6238

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.
Juvenile Fiction

Frosty the Snowman

Author: Annie North Bedford

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780307001481

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 4991

The children create Frosty the Snow Man and have great fun with him in the snow.
Literary Criticism

Hamlet and the Snowman

Reflections on Vision and Meaning in Life and Literature

Author: Benjamin Newman

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820448541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

View: 4417

In 'Hamlet and the Snowman,' personal reflections of the author are joined with literary criticism in a common endeavor - a search to arrive at vision and meaning in life and literature. In the course of that effort, literary classics by Anderson, Shakesp
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: 5926

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.
Snowmen

Frosty the Snowman

Author: Landoll, Incorporated

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781569872864

Category: Snowmen

Page: 32

View: 1962

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

The Snowman

Author: Jorg Fauser

Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press

ISBN: 1904738966

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 4312

Paranoid fast paced thriller, how not to get rid of some Peruvian flake.
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: 1607

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

Dr. Joe and the Snowman

Author: Steve Riedel

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1613461151

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 9541

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.
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: 1283

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.
Juvenile Fiction

Frosty the Snowman

Author: Kenny Loggins

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607346710

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 4656

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.

Dimples the Snowman

Author: Leona M. Palski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615915913

Category:

Page: 28

View: 3822

Dimples the Snowman spends his days playing with his bird and animal friends from the woods and the farm nearby! Dimples' best friend is a cardinal named Little Red.
Juvenile Fiction

Harold the Snowman

Author: Cliff Thompson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483419266

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3046

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?