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  • Published: 15 July 1999
  • ISBN: 9780141304960
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $14.99

Jeremiah In The Dark Woods


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Once upon a time there were three bears, seven dwarfs, five gorillas, a frog prince, some sleeping beauties, a wolf, a dinosaur, a mad hatter, a steamboat, four firemen on a fire engine, a considerable number of giant beanstalks – and a little boy named Jeremiah Obadiah Jackenory Jones.
Jeremiah lives in the Dark Woods with his grandma, who is brave enough to fight off crocodiles with her bare hands and her handbag. But her legs aren’t so good, so when her jam tarts are stolen she sends Jeremiah into the woods to find the culprit…
Another highly entertaining story from Janet and Allan Ahlberg, which will delight both children and parents
%%%Once upon a time there were three bears, seven dwarfs, five gorillas, a frog prince, some sleeping beauties, a wolf, a dinosaur, a mad hatter, a steamboat, four firemen on a fire engine, a considerable number of giant beanstalks – and a little boy named Jeremiah Obadiah Jackenory Jones.



Jeremiah lives in the Dark Woods with his grandma, who is brave enough to fight off crocodiles with her bare hands and her handbag. But her legs aren’t so good, so when her jam tarts are stolen she sends Jeremiah into the woods to find the culprit…



Another highly entertaining story from Janet and Allan Ahlberg, which will delight both children and parents

  • Pub date: 15 July 1999
  • ISBN: 9780141304960
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

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.

Janet Ahlberg

Janet Ahlberg, along with Allan Ahlberg, created some of the world's most popular picture books, including Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Christmas Postman, both winners of Greenaway Medals, and The Baby's Catalogue, inspired by their daughter Jessica. Janet died in 1994.


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