It Was a Dark and Stormy Night by Allan Ahlberg
  

Synopsis

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night by Allan Ahlberg

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night is an exciting picture book by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo! Perfect as a bedtime story and for children learning to read! It was a dark and stormy night, the rain came down in torrents, there were brigands on the mountains, and wolves, and the chief of the brigands said to Antonio, I'm bored - tell us a story! No one tells a better story than Antonio. His tale is full of action and absurdity, pirates, parrots and chocolate carnival cake, rubies, emeralds, diamonds of enormous size...and a Thingy. Antonio just makes it up as he goes along. And he begins It was a dark and stormy night... Janet and Allan Ahlberg are to children's books what Fred and Ginger were to dancing . ( Guardian ). Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books, including Chicken, Chips and Peas , Funnybones , Each Peach Pear Plum and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman .

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg

As a child

Allan always dreamed of being a writer, but tried his hand at many other jobs before he achieved his ambition. He was a postman, grave-digger, plumber's mate and teacher - it was teaching that gave him such sharp insights into the minds of children, and enabled him to write his perfectly observed poetry about primary school life

Allan has collaborated with many illustrators, including Andre Amstutz, Gillian Tyler and Katharine McEwen, as well as his late wife, Janet Ahlberg (nee Hall) and his daughter Jessica Ahlberg. He has won numerous awards for his books including, the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, The Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001, and The Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children award 2002.

You can see Allan reading from Peepo! in this video:

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Allan Ahlberg
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Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

6th October 1994

ISBN

9780140545869


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