Flat Stanley and the Haunted House by Jeff Brown

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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 use of his unusual size in a series of scary situations is a delight.


Flat Stanley and the Haunted House by Jeff Brown

This is a funny, spooky story about everyone's favourite flat boy! Stanley and his brother Arthur are going to their school's Halloween party. They dress up in costumes and Stanley is particularly looking forward to the limbo competition. They're rather disappointed by the haunted house, though - it's really not very scary. But when they see a bully upsetting their friend Martin, they decide to teach him a lesson - by being very scary indeed.

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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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Jeff Brown
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Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

7th April 2016




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