Flat Stanley and the Japanese Ninja Surprise by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley and the Japanese Ninja Surprise

Written by Jeff Brown
Part of the Flat Stanley Series

5+ readers   eBooks   
Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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 he has had many adventures but who has ever heard of a flat ninja? Luckily Flat Stanley can pop into an envelope and fly off to see his hero Oba Nobu and from then some exciting ninja adventures develop.


Flat Stanley and the Japanese Ninja Surprise by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley is back! But whoever heard of a flat Ninja? Stanley and his brother, Arthur, are such huge fans of the ninja movie star Oda Nobu that they decide to send him something even better than fan mail - Stanley himself! Soon enough, Flat Stanley is in Japan, seeing the country with his idol. But when trouble surprises them, it will take a real hero to save the day.

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!"

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info


112 pages


Jeff Brown
More books by Jeff Brown


Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

4th April 2011




It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

Lovereading 4 schools