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Please Mrs. Butler Verses

Written by Allan Ahlberg, Julia Eccleshare

Illustrated by Fritz Wegner

Please Mrs. Butler Verses Synopsis

This witty collection of poems about school is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone: the candid revelations in a pupil's newsbook, the problem of copycats, bickering, making up, swaps, picking teams and forming gangs. Fritz Wegner's line drawings beautifully complement the hilarious and poignant verses. Please Mrs Butler was voted the most important twentieth-century children's poetry book in a Books for Keeps poll.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141314587
Publication date: 6th March 2003
Author: Allan Ahlberg, Julia Eccleshare
Illustrator: Fritz Wegner
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Allan Ahlberg, Julia Eccleshare

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife, Janet, created award winning books such as Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman - both winners of the Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction for older readers. Allan lives in Bath.

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