Flat Stanley - Picture Book by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley - Picture Book

Written by Jeff Brown

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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 and flattens him out. But Stanley has all sorts of adventures, from being rolled up, sent in the post and even flown like a kite. But as Stanley discovers it’s not always fun to be different all the time. Boys and girls will love this in equal measure.

Jeff Brown created the character of Flat Stanley when one of his own sons said he was frightened that the noticeboard above his bed might flatten him in the night!
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Flat Stanley - Picture Book by Jeff Brown

Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. One night, a giant pinboard falls on top of him leaving him completely flat. At first, Stanley enjoys the benefits of his strange predicament - it can be fun going in out of rooms simply by sliding under the door. And it's a hoot being posted to your friends in California for a holiday. But it's not always easy being different, and, once the novelty begins to wear off, Stanley wishes he could be just like everybody else again. But how will he ever fill out?

About the Author

Jeff Brown

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!"

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Jeff Brown
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Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

1st May 2006




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