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Jeff Brown - Author

About the Author

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!"

 


 

Featured books by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House

5+ readers

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2011

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.

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Other books by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

The magical and brilliantly funny adventures of Flat Stanley brought to life by bestselling illustrator Rob Biddulph in this new picture book edition. Amazing things always happen to Stanley! Stanley was just an ordinary boy, until a pin board fell on top of him . . . Now he's flat as a pancake! Sometimes being flat can be lots of fun - he can even fly like a kite! But it's not all fun and games . . . The sneak thieves are in the town and plotting to steal the world's most expensive painting! Can Flat Stanley save the day? Jeff Brown's world-famous character continues to charm over 50 years on from publication. With shortened adapted text, this 32 page picture book is great for sharing with children aged 3 years and up and will introduce Stanley's adventures to a whole new generation of children. Rob Biddulph's bold and graphic illustrations reimagine the characters and their world in a fresh and engaging new way - perfect for fans new and old.

The Flat Stanley Collection

The Flat Stanley Collection

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The magical and brilliantly funny adventures of everyone's favourite flat boy - Flat Stanley. With wonderful new illustrations by award-winning illustrator Rob Biddulph. Flat Stanley is back in one big collection. Join Stanley as he travels to space, meets a real genie, and goes to visit Father Christmas in Flat Stanley, Invisible Stanley, Stanley in Space, Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Stanley's Christmas Adventure and Stanley, Flat Again. With Rob Biddulph's heart-warming and fun illustrations, revisit Stanley's adventures to find out how heroes come in all shapes and sizes! Rob Biddulph won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Blown Away and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal for GRRRRR! His third book, Odd Dog Out, published in August 2016 and a fourth, Sunk! published in March 2017. 'The pictures are classic Rob Biddulph - outwardly simple but filled with detail that will keep young and old eyes absorbed for hours' - The Book Bag

Stanley Flat Again!

Stanley Flat Again!

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

The hilarious and amazing adventures of everyone's favourite flat hero - Flat Stanley. With brilliant new illustrations by the award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph. Stanley is back, and he's flat again! And this time his brother Arthur can't come up with a plan to re-inflate him. But there's fun to be had being flat. Stanley is called on to help win a boat race and rescue a girl from a dangerous building. But is being flat all it's cracked up to be?

Stanley in Space

Stanley in Space

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

The hilarious and magical adventures of everyone's favourite flat hero - Flat Stanley. With brilliant new illustrations by the award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph. Stanley is now so famous the President of the United States calls him to send him on a special mission to space. Life in space is exciting at first what with TV appearances and zero gravity. But soon the Lambchops start to worry that the journey is taking too long. And will the aliens be as friendly as the President has promised?

Stanley's Christmas Adventure

Stanley's Christmas Adventure

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

The hilarious and magical adventures of everyone's favourite flat hero - Flat Stanley. With brilliant new illustrations by the award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph. Amazing things always happen to Stanley Lambchop . . . It's not every Christmas you get flown to the North Pole to meet Santa. But Santa is fed up. No one appreciates Christmas any more. Why should he deliver any presents? It's up to Stanley to persuade Santa . . . and save Christmas! Jeff Brown was a story editor and assistant film producer in Hollywood. He worked on the at The New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post, and his stories appeared in these magazines and many others. Jeff created the classic character Flat Stanley, whose adventures have been beloved by children around the world for more than 50 years. He died in Manhattan in 2003. Rob Biddulph is a bestselling and award-winning children's book author and illustrator. He won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Blown Away and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal for GRRRRR! His other books include Odd Dog Out (Aug 2016) and Sunk! (March 2017).

Invisible Stanley

Invisible Stanley

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

The hilarious and magical adventures of everyone's favourite flat hero - Flat Stanley. With brilliant new illustrations by the award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph. Magical things always happen to Stanley Lambchop . . . Stanley is very surprised when a big storm hits - and he turns completely invisible! At first it's brilliant - he can get on the trail of some bank robbers and help his little brother with his magic tricks. But being invisible isn't always easy . . . will Stanley ever reappear? Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

Stanley and the Magic Lamp

Stanley and the Magic Lamp

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

The magical and brilliantly funny adventures of everyone's favourite flat boy - Flat Stanley. With wonderful new illustrations by the award-winning author/illustrator Rob Biddulph. Magical things always happen to Stanley Lambchop . . . Stanley can't believe it when he finds a genie inside a teapot. He can have anything he wants! But everyone else wants a turn - and the wishes are causing chaos! Can he put things right before he runs out of wishes? Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print. Jeff Brown was a story editor and assistant film producer in Hollywood. He worked on the at The New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post, and his stories appeared in these magazines and many others. Jeff created the classic character Flat Stanley, whose adventures have been beloved by children around the world for more than 50 years. He died in Manhattan in 2003. Rob Biddulph is a bestselling and award-winning children's book author and illustrator. He won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Blown Away and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal for GRRRRR! His other books include Odd Dog Out (Aug 2016) and Sunk! (March 2017).

Flat Stanley Goes Camping Blue Banana

Flat Stanley Goes Camping Blue Banana

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A brilliant campfire tale for fans of Flat Stanley, perfect for children learning to read. Stanley has promised not to get into trouble on the Lambchop family camping trip, but when you're flat, everything is an adventure. Stanley has to parachute off a mountain, ride the river rapids and escape a smelly skunk! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Turquoise

Flat Stanley Plays Ball

Flat Stanley Plays Ball

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A charming sports story with full-colour illustrations starring Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley. Perfect for children learning to read. When Stanley Lambchop joins the rounders team, he discovers that being flat can help him play. But not everyone thinks that flat players should be allowed... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 1 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for new readers who are beginning to read simple stories with help. Short, simple sentences Familiar, repeated words Big, clear type 1 - 5 lines per page Bright, fun pictures to help talk about the story All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. For more information about the series and advice on supporting children's reading, visit: www.egmont.co.uk/readingladder Book band: Green

Flat Stanley and the Fire Station

Flat Stanley and the Fire Station

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A thrilling, lights-flashing, siren-whirring book about everyone's favourite flat boy, Flat Stanley. Perfect for children learning to read. Stanley and his brother Arthur have won a trip to visit the local fire station! But it's not quite as exciting as they'd hoped. Where is the sliding down the pole? Where are the sirens and flashing lights? Then, all of a sudden, there's a Code Nine call, and the whole Lambchop family are whizzing off to the rescue in a fire engine. The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. Varied sentences Detailed illustrations to enjoy Chapters Interesting characters and themes A rich range of vocabulary More complex storylines to stretch confident readers All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Gold.

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House

5+ readers

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2011

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.

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Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie

Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie

Author: Jeff Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 27/01/2015

Stanley loves to help Mr. Pete the baker make his delicious treats!When another baker begins taking away all his business, Mr. Pete comes up with a big idea to save his bakery, but he needs help from Stanley and Arthur! Will they succeed or will everything just fall flat?Beginning readers will love following along with Flat Stanleys yummiest adventure yet!

Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures Collection

Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures Collection

Author: Jeff Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2014

With this collection of all twelve novels in Flat Stanleys Worldwide Adventures, readers will soar through unforgettable adventure, witness friendship at its best, and learn tons of fun facts about the place Stanley visits! And for parents and teachers, each Flat Stanley book is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, including multicultural adventure, plot and character development story elements, and compare and contrast.Includes:#1: The Mount Rushmore Calamity#2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery#3: The Japanese Ninja Surprise#4: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition#5: The Amazing Mexican Secret#6: The African Safari Discovery#7: The Flying Chinese Wonders#8: The Australian Boomerang Bonanza#9: The US Capital Commotion#10: Showdown at the Alamo#11: Framed in France#12: Escape to California

Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures 4-Book Collection

Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures 4-Book Collection

Author: Jeff Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2014

With this collection of the first four novels in Flat Stanleys Worldwide Adventures, readers will soar through unforgettable adventure, witness friendship at its best, and learn tons of fun facts about the place Stanley visits! And for parents and teachers, each Flat Stanley book is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, including multicultural adventure, plot and character development story elements, and compare and contrast.Includes:#1: The Mount Rushmore Calamity: The whole Lambchop family is off to see Mount Rushmore. But when Flat Stanley and his brother, Arthur, team up with a scrappy cowgirl named Calamity Jasper, their vacation turns into the Wild West experience of a lifetime.#2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery: Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, there are places he can get to that no one else can. So when Stanley receives a letter from an archaeologist, he travels by airmail to Egypt to help find an ancient treasure deep in the heart of a great pyramid. But what if even the flattest boy on earth cant wriggle out of this dark tomband the terrible mess he finds himself in?#3: The Japanese Ninja Surprise: Stanley and his brother, Arthur, are such huge fans of the movie star ninja Oda Nobu that they decide to send him something even better than fan mailStanley himself! But when trouble surprises them, it will take a real hero to save the day.#4: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition: Stanley Lambchop and his family are in British Columbia, Canada, for some skiing and winter fun. But when Stanley and his new friend Nick go snowboardingwith Stanley as the snowboard, of coursethey take a midair tumble just as the wind picks up . . . and find themselves floating in an amazing Canadian cross-country journey that might just be Stanleys wildest adventure yet!

Flat Stanley Adventures The Haunted House and The Fire Station

Flat Stanley Adventures The Haunted House and The Fire Station

Author: Jeff Brown, Lori Haskins Houran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2013

Two terrific tales about Flat Stanley, the one-and -only 2D hero. Flat Stanley: The Fire Station Stanley and the whole of the Lambchop family whizz off in a fire engine when an emergency call comes in during their trip to the local fire station. A thrilling lights-flashing, siren-whirring adventure! Flat Stanley: The Haunted House Stanley and Arthur's school Halloween party isn't scary at all. But when they see a bully upsetting their friend Martin, they decide to teach him a lesson. A two-headed monster should do the trick . . .!

Flat Stanley Goes Camping

Flat Stanley Goes Camping

Author: Jeff Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2013

Flat Stanley to the rescue!Lately, Stanleys mood has been rather . . . well, flat. So, the Lambchop family decides to take a camping trip for some fresh air and fun! Once camp is set up, Stanley and Arthur plan a trip of their own through the woodswith these words of advice from Mom: Dont get lost or fall off a cliff. Unfortunately, after a close encounter with a skunk, the Lambchop brothers find themselves running as fast as they can . . . right up to the edge of a cliff! This is sure to be a trip to remember.Flat Stanleys easy-to-follow I Can Read adventure is filled with laughsperfect for reading by lamp or flashlight!

Flat Stanley and the Firehouse

Flat Stanley and the Firehouse

Author: Jeff Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2013

Stanley is elated. His Stop, Drop, and Roll poster won the Fire Safety Month contest.Stanleys prize is a trip to the firehouse! When Chief Abbot invites him to climb onto a real fire truck, Stanley thinks things cant get any better, but the visit takes an even more exciting turn.Beginning readers will love following along with Stanleys exciting rescue mission. Sometimes flatter is better!

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House

Author: Jeff Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2013

The Lambchops cant wait to be spooked at a Halloween party!Arthur is excited for the haunted house, and Stanley wants to show off his limbo moves. But when they see a bully picking on their friend at the party, the boys know that they have to help. Soon, Stanley comes up with a plan that is flat-out hilarious!This easy-to-read story brings Jeff Browns beloved characters to the world of I Can Read! With simple text and full-color art, this is the perfect choice for Flat Stanley fans of every age.

The Flat Stanley Collection

The Flat Stanley Collection

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2013

The six classic Flat Stanley stories in one big bind-up collection! Flat Stanley Amazing things can happen when you're flat! Invisible Stanley Stanley is not flat, but he is invisible . . . Stanley in Space The President of the United States chooses Stanley to go aboard a new top-secret spaceship. Stanley and the Magic Lamp Stanley finds a real genie inside his mother's teapot. Stanley's Christmas Adventure Someone has to save Christmas - and if anyone can, it's Stanley! Stanley, Flat Again Stanley is back, and he's flat - again!

Flat Stanley Collection (Four Complete Books)

Flat Stanley Collection (Four Complete Books)

Author: Jeff Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2012

Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy. At least he was, until the night his bulletin board fell off the wall and flattened him. At only half an inch thick, Stanley can slide under doors, mail himself across the country in an envelope, and fly like a kite!And that's only the start of Stanley's adventures. In these four tales, Stanley also becomes invisible and helps nab some bank robbers, journeys to outer space to rescue aliens, and, after being rounded out, turns flatagain! One thing is for sure: There's nothing Stanley Lambchop can't do!

Flat Stanley and the Fire Station Blue Banana

Flat Stanley and the Fire Station Blue Banana

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2012

A thrilling, lights-flashing, siren-whirring illustrated book about everyone's favourite flat boy, Flat Stanley, for Egmont's Blue Banana series. Stanley and his brother Arthur have won a trip to visit the local fire station! But it's not quite as exciting as they'd hoped. Where is the sliding down the pole? Where are the sirens and flashing lights? Then, all of a sudden, there's a Code Nine call, and the whole Lambchop family are whizzing off to the rescue in a fire engine. Based on the original character created by Jeff Brown, Blue bananas are illustrated books for NC Level 2 readers learning to tackle longer prose for the first time with the support of extensive illustrations and speech bubbles. They are carefully designed with education in mind, supporting children's understanding of vocabulary and punctuation. Blue Bananas explores the feelings and emotions of characters in a clear fashion.

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House Green Banana

Flat Stanley and the Haunted House Green Banana

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2011

A spooky but funny story about Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley - everyone's favourite flat boy - for Egmont's green banana series. 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! Green bananas are divided into short, simple stories to develop reading techniques over a number of sessions. They are suitable for NC Level 1 readers. Green Bananas are carefully designed with education in mind, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Green bananas only use one clause in each sentence and rely on dialogue and speech bubbles to encourage reading aloud.

Flat Stanley and the Big Mountain Adventure

Flat Stanley and the Big Mountain Adventure

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2011

Join everybody's favourite flat boy for another magical adventure - It's Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley. Big Mountain Adventure Flat Stanley is back! The whole Lambchop family is off to see Mount Rushmore. But when Flat Stanley and his brother, Arthur, team up with a scrappy cowgirl named Calamity Jasper, their vacation turns into the Wild West experience of a lifetime. Pretty soon, they find themselves in a real tight spot - even for a flat boy like Stanley! Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

Flat Stanley Magic: Stanley and the Magic Lamp , Stanley's Christmas Adventure Two Books in One!

Flat Stanley Magic: Stanley and the Magic Lamp , Stanley's Christmas Adventure Two Books in One!

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Join everybody's favourite flat boy in two magical stories in one book - It's Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley. Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. One night, a giant pinboard falls on top of him leaving him completely flat. Stanley and the Magic Lamp Stanley finds a real genie inside a teapot. Now his family can wish for anything: fame, a magical pet, superpowers. But being famous can be exhausting. Can Stanley reverse the wishes? Stanley's Christmas Adventure Santa Claus is fed up. No one appreciates Christmas any more, so why should he deliver any presents? But Christmas must be saved. Can Stanley help? Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

Flat Stanley Audio Collection

Flat Stanley Audio Collection

Author: Jeff Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2006

Four feet tall...One foot wide...Half an inch thick...Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy. Then one night, a huge bulletin board falls on him, and he wakes up flat! So begins Flat Stanley, the first in a beloved series of extraordinary adventures. In Invisible Stanley, our invisible hero plays matchmaker, appears (sort of) on television, and fights crime. Stanley in Space follows Stanley to the ends of the Earth and beyond. In Stanley, Flat Again!, he risks great danger to save a girl from being flattened...or worse. Flat or not, Stanley is full of fun!

Invisible Stanley

Invisible Stanley

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2003

Join everybody's favourite flat boy for another magical adventure - It's Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley. Invisible Stanley It's a shock at first, but Stanley finds you can do amazing things when you're invisible. Helping Arthur perform magic . . . Foiling a daring robbery . . . Stanley is a famous hero once again. But being invisible isn't as easy as it looks! Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

Flat Stanley in Space

Flat Stanley in Space

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2003

Another classic adventure from everybody's favourite flat boy - It's Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley. Stanley in Space The President of the United States chooses Stanley and his family to become the first humans aboard a new top-secret spaceship. Stanley will meet the Queen of England, have his birthday in outer space and face a city full of aliens! Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley

Author: Jeff Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2003

The classic adventures of everybody's favourite flat boy - It's Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley. 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? Jeff Brown's world-famous character Flat Stanley continues to charm half a century after he first found his way into print.

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