Stick Man (TV Short 2015)

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Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three, and he's heading on an epic adventure across the seasons. Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas?

Stick Man written by erstwhile Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, and illustrated by Axel Scheffler is a children's story about a anthropomorphic wooden stick who becomes separated from his family home and his Odyssey-like adventure to return there. He is eventually reunited with his family in the "family tree" as a result of his interaction with Father Christmas.

Stick Man has sold over 2 million copies worldwide[1] and has been adapted into a short animated film and a successful stage play.

Contents  [hide] 1Awards
2Adaptations
3References
4External links

Awards[edit]

2008 Roald Dahl Funny Prize [2]
2009 Scottish Children's Book Awards shortlist[3]

Adaptations[edit]

The book was adapted into a short animated film by Jeroen Jaspaert and Daniel Snaddon in 2015, featuring the voice talents of Martin Freeman, Jennifer Saunders and Rob Brydon and produced by the production team responsible for the Oscar-nominated short films The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. The film premiered on BBC 1on 25 December 2015 and was watched by 9.27 million viewers,[4] being the fourth most-watched programme in the United Kingdom that day.[5]

A stage play has also been created based on the original book which has been praised by Time Out[6] and the Independent[7] as well as an audio edition narrated by Imelda Staunton.