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  • Published: 5 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141918723
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Collected Poems



A gorgeous, beautifully produced gift book for any child!

Allan Ahlberg's five poetry books, written over a period of twenty-five years - Please Mrs Butler, Heard it in the Playground, Friendly Matches, The Mighty Slide and The Mysteries of Zigomar - have delighted generations of children and received many accolades and prizes.

Allan has sifted through them and chosen a collection to delight and entrance a new generation of readers and their parents. Here are all the trials and tribulations of childhood, embracing school, quarrels, friendships, football and storytelling from a much-loved author and poet.

Charlotte Voake's black-and-white illustrations enchance the charm of this handsome and definitive collection.

  • Published: 5 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141918723
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the author

Allan Ahlberg

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 such award winning picture books as Each Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Sussex.

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