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About the book
  • Published: 1 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780670886241
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $29.99

The Jolly Postman Or Other People's Letters


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New, large-size edition of top-selling title - over 5 million copies of POSTMAN titles sold. The Jolly Postman delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, a solicitor's letter on behalf of Little Red Riding-Hood for the wolf who ate grandma, and so on. There are six envelopes in the book, each containing letters, cards, etc.

  • Pub date: 1 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780670886241
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $29.99

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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