Previously by Allan Ahlberg
  

Previously

Written by Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated by Bruce Ingman

3+ readers   

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An inventive, topsy turvy back-to-front story of fairytale characters and what they did… previously. From Goldilocks and Cinderella to Jack and the Gingerbread Man you’ll find a treat instore from start to finish. Both funny and touching no child or parent will fail to be entranced.

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Previously by Allan Ahlberg

Do you know what Jack was doing before he climbed the beanstalk? Or what Jack and Jill were arguing about before they went up the hill? And what happened before that? This works helps you find out what your favourite storybook characters were up to previously - because every story, every person and everything started somewhere!

Reviews

'An author incapable of writing a dull sentence' Independent

'A Marvelous soaring story that gives you a glimpse into another world' Guardian

'A masterpiece in story telling' The Times

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

Author

Allan Ahlberg
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st August 2008

ISBN

9781406313505

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