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Jeff Brown - Author

Jeff Brown was born Richard Chester Brown.

In Hollywood he worked for the producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and was a story consultant at Paramount. Preferring to write himself, he sold fiction and articles to national magazines while working at The New Yorker, Life, The Saturday Evening Post, Esquire and finally at Warner Books, where he was a senior editor until 1980.

The idea for Stanley came to him one night at bedtime when his sons J. C. and Tony were young and stalling for time. One asked what would happen if the big bulletin board on the wall were to fall on J. C., and Mr. Brown said he would most likely wake up flat. That led to speculation about what such a life might be like.

After writing "Flat Stanley, " Mr. Brown went on to "Stanley and the Magic Lamp," "Stanley in Space," "Stanley's Christmas Adventure," "Invisible Stanley" and finally "Stanley, Flat Again!"

If you like Jeff Brown you might also like to read books by Shoo Rayner, Emily Smith and Ann Jungman.

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Flat Stanley and the Haunted House
Jeff Brown - illustrated by Jon Mitchell
The classic character Flat Stanley, a boy who is only half an inch thick after a billboard falls on him, is back in book made up of three short stories which is perfectly designed for first readers. How Stanley makes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Flat Stanley -The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery
Jeff Brown
Classic character Stanley - made flat when a billboard fell on him - is back for an exciting new adventure inspired by the original Flat Stanley titles. This time Stanley responds to an archaeologist who wants some help. So Stanley...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2011
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Flat Stanley and the Japanese Ninja Surprise
Jeff Brown
Bestselling Flat Stanley is back for a new adventure – and this time he meets his ninja film star hero. Stanley's unusual shape – he is flat! – came about because a billboard fell on him. As a flat person...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2011
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Flat Stanley Bumper Collection
Jeff Brown
September 2011 Guest Editor David Almond: "I was at university by the time I came across my youngest sister's copy of this book. I loved it straight from the first sentence. It was perfectly believable that Stanley Lambchop woke up...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
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Flat Stanley - Picture Book
Jeff Brown
Meet Stanley Lambchop, the ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. He's been four feet tall, about a foot wide but only half an inch thick ever since a big noticebaord fell on him...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2006
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Flat Stanley - Chapter Book
Jeff Brown - illustrated by Scott Nash
Stanley is a perfectly ordinary little boy until an extra large notice board falls on top of him and makes him completely flat. Luckily, Stanley is of a cheerful disposition and he adapts readily to his new, flat self and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2003
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Stanley, Flat Again!
Jeff Brown
Fun and extremely imaginative and perfect for boys in particular. They'll love the exciting escapades that Stanley gets up to but beware your children may end up wanting to join Stanley and become flat too.
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2003
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