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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.
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!
'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
|Publication date:||3rd September 2007|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
As a childAllan was born in Croydon, but grew up in Oldbury in the Black Country. He says that if he hadn't grown up to be a writer, he would have loved to have been a soccer player. As an adultAllan 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 As an artistAllan ...More About Allan Ahlberg
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