Posted on 08/11/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Raymond Briggs, who wrote and illustrated books over the course of six decades, has died.
One might characterize his works — The Snowman, Father Christmas, Fungus the Bogeyman, and When the Wind Blows, to name a few — as children's books, but the Guardian's obituary for him says he pushed back at that label.
"After a child has learned to read fluently, at about eight or nine, then the whole idea of categorising them seems a bit daft," he told the paper in 1999.
Briggs died Tuesday at the age of eighty-eight.
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