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Alan Snow - Author

About the Author

Alan Snow is an English artist, working with books, animation, film and computers. He has written and illustrated over 160 books for children, including How Dogs Really Work, The Truth About Cats, and How Santa Really Works. He has also worked on a very diverse range of other projects, including work on the design of a children's science museum in Japan and the design of a project robot currently on sale worldwide.

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Other books by Alan Snow

The Three Wishes

The Three Wishes

Author: Alan Snow Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Alan Snow is an award-winning children's book illustrator and designer who has worked on more than 160 books. His novel, Here Be Monsters (OUP, 2005), was made into an animated film, The Boxtrolls, which spent several weeks at the top of the UK box office in 2015. Alan has won numerous awards for his work as a children's book illustrator as well as for design and computer animation.

How Pirates Really Work

How Pirates Really Work

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Arollicking exploration of all things piratical from the brilliant mind of acclaimed author/illustrator Alan Snow. A jam-packed feast for the eyes. Don't miss it!

How Dinosaurs Really Work

How Dinosaurs Really Work

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2013

Have you ever wondered what colour dinosaurs really were, what they had for breakfast or even whether you could beat one in a running race? You have! Then this is the book for you. Crammed full of interesting dino-facts and bursting with detailed illustrations, How Dinosaurs Really Work covers everything you need to know about these roaring beasts. The perfect book for all dino-crazy youngsters.

How Santa Really Works Pop-Up

How Santa Really Works Pop-Up

Author: Alan Snow Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2010

Beneath the Arctic Polar Ice Cap, deep underground, is a bustling community with one mission only - to make Christmas happen! Have you ever wondered how Santa knows exactly what you want for Christmas? How does he find time to read all those letters? Does he really know which children have been naughty and which have been nice? Here is a true scoop on how Santa does what he does so well, brilliantly brought to life in this Christmas-tastic new pop-up edition.

Here Be Monsters Part 3

Here Be Monsters Part 3

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2008

There is trouble in Ratbridge - both above ground in the town and underground, where the boxtrolls and cabbageheads live. And the awful Snatcher has plans to make the trouble oh so very much worse...Can Arthur and his friends summon up all their cunning and save the day? With nearly two hundred incredible black and white drawings, this is the third part of Alan Snow's astonishing illustrated journey into the unbelievably weird world of Ratbridge.

How Santa Really Works

How Santa Really Works

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2005

Beneath the Arctic Polar Ice Cap, deep underground, is a bustling community with one mission and one mission only: to make Christmas happen. Have you ever wondered how Santa can pop out of a chimney without a soot stain on his red velvet? Elves, of course - fully trained at the Elf Academy in chimney sweeping! And does Santa REALLY have time to check if every single child's been naughty or nice? Of course not - that's why he created the CIA (Christmas Intelligence Agency) to train elves to spy on children. And where do all those Santas in department store grottoes come from? The Santa Academy, of course. HOW SANTA REALLY WORKS is a true scoop on how Santa does what he does so well, brilliantly conceived by Alan Snow.

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